Preacher and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. vet Negga will play one of the most influential female entertainers of the 20th century in Josephine. David Makes Man showrunner Dee Harris-Lawrence will helm Josephine, which will tell the story of the legendary Jazz age performer and civil rights activist. As Deadline notes, "Baker was recently discovered by a new generation through HBO’s very influential 2020 series Lovecraft Country, which featured the American-born French entertainer, played by Carra Patterson." Josephine will be made for ABC Signature and shopped around.