According to Deadline.com, DreamWorks TV’s ‘Higher Learning’ is being pitched to several pay cable networks. With specific details about the project being kept under wraps, the one certainty has Berry playing a college professor in the made-for-television movie.
Appearing on the small screen is nothing new for Berry. Berry started off doing small and bit roles on television shows such as ‘Who’s the Boss?’ and ‘Living Dolls,’ in the late ’80s.Those roles were basic platforms that helped launched Berry’s movie career. Berry’s movie career took off after being noticed in “A Different World’ and ‘Knots Landing.”
Berry came to prominence with starring roles in “Strictly Business,” “Jungle Fever,” and the television miniseries “Queen.”
Although Berry’s now most famous for her movie roles, she dips back into television every now and then, with roles in the critically acclaimed television movies ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ and HBO’s ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,’ for which she won both a Best Actress Emmy and Golden Globe in 2000. However, ‘Higher Learning’ would be her first venture into a television series in more than 10 years.
By heading back to television, Berry joins fellow Oscar-winners Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Holly Hunt and Judi Dench who have all picked up some meaty roles in recent years.