FX ORDERS THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF RYAN MURPHY'S ANTHOLOGY LIMITED SERIES FRANCHISE "FEUD"
Award-Winning Producers Ryan Murphy and Jon Robin Baitz Team Up for
"FEUD: Charles and Diana"
Murphy, Baitz, Dede Gardner and Plan B Entertainment Are Executive Producers of Ten-Part
FEUD: Charles and Diana Is Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios Television for FX
The 8-Episode First Installment of the Anthology Franchise, FEUD: Bette and Joan,
Premieres This Sunday, March 5 at 10 PM E/P on FX
LOS ANGELES, February 28, 2017 - Award-winning producer Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated new anthology limited series FEUD: Bette and Joan does not premiere until this Sunday, March 5, but FX announced today that is has already placed a 10-episode order for the second installment of the FEUD franchise, FEUD: Charles and Diana, which is scheduled to debut in 2018.
Murphy and Jon Robin Baitz will write FEUD: Charles and Diana and serve as Executive Producers. Dede Gardner, Plan B Entertainment and Alexis Martin Woodall are Executive Producers. The limited series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
Ryan Murphy is the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning writer, producer and director who pioneered the modern anthological limited series with award-winning hit American Horror Story, which is now heading into its seventh year and has been ordered through season nine. American Crime Story, his most recent anthology franchise, debuted in February of 2016 and its first installment, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, won the Emmy and Golden Globe award for best limited series and it was the highest-rated show in FX history. Previously, Murphy co-created of the award-winning hit musical comedy series Glee (FOX) and created the award-winning hit drama Nip/Tuck (FX).
Jon Robin Baitz is currently a consulting producer on Katrina: American Crime Story for FX. Previously he created Brothers & Sisters (ABC), was an executive producer on the miniseries The Slap (NBC), the Humanitas Prize winning Three Hotels (PBS), as well as episodes of The West Wing (NBC) and Alias (ABC).
Murphy, Baitz, Gardner and Plan B are represented by CAA.
FEUD: Bette and Joan, the eight episode first installment of the FEUD franchise, premieres this Sunday, March 5 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. It tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award(R)-nominated 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 Bates as Joan Blondell and Kiernan Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis' daughter. FEUD: Bette and Joan is created by Ryan Murphy and Jaffe Cohen & Michael Zam. Ryan Murphy serves as Executive Producer along with Executive Producers Dede Gardner and Plan B Entertainment, Tim Minear and Alexis Martin Woodall. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21ST Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 90 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Taboo, Legion and the upcoming Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD: Bette and Joan and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy(R) Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy and Justified. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network.
ABOUT FOX 21 TELEVISION STUDIOS
Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios is responsible for the sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (with FX Productions), the Emmy and Golden Globe winning Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed The Americans (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Dice, from Scot Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard, Bruce Rubenstein and Andrew Dice Clay, Queen of the South, executive produced by David T. Friendly, and Chance from Kem Nunn, Alexandra Cunningham, Lenny Abrahamson, Michael London, and Brian Grazer. Upcoming series include Genius (with Imagine, OddLot Entertainment and EUE/Sokolow) from Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Gigi Prtizker, Rachel Shane, Sam Sokolow, Jeff Cooney, Ken Biller and Noah Pink, Seven Seconds from Veena Sud, and Ryan Murphy's latest anthology, Feud, starring Oscar winners Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.