Oprah Winfrey Network Making Mini-Series on Tulsa Race Riot

Octavia Spencer will star in a new mini-series on the Tulsa Race Riot.

The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot is the subject of a new mini-series on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The network announced the mini-series on Thursday as a part of its upcoming line up.

The working title of the series is "Tulsa" and will star Octavia Spencer, known for her role in "The Help."

"The mini-series centers on Mattie Clay (Spencer), a journalist from Tulsa, who moved to Chicago with the hopes of getting off the society pages and away from racism. Mattie's journey eventually brings her back home to Tulsa where she must face the demons of her past and decide where her future lies," according to the network's website.