Feud: Bette and Joan
8:30pm Sundays from March 12.
Bette and Joan, the new anthology television series from American Horror Story producer Ryan Murphy, will premiere on showcase.
From prolific television producer Ryan Murphy, FEUD: Bette and Joan starring Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, and the racially charged event drama Shots Fired, starring Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer. Both dramas come from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.
The eight episode drama tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and well after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.
In addition to Academy Award®-winners Lange and Sarandon, the cast includes Alfred Molina as the film’s director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner,Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Jackie Hoffman as Crawford’s housekeeper Mamacita, and Alison Wright as Aldrich’s assistant Pauline. Notable guest stars include Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis’ co-star Victor Buono, Catherine Zeta-Jones as film star Olivia de Havilland, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Kathy Batesas Joan Blondell and Kiernan Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis’ daughter. Ryan Murphy serves as executive producer along with executive producers Dede Gardner of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Tim Minear and Alexis Martin Woodall. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.