FX's "Mrs. America" Shares First Look at Cast
Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Sarah Paulson, Margo Martindale, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks And Tracey Ullman Embody Some of the Historic Figures from the Fight for the ERA
LOS ANGELES, August 6, 2019 - With production underway, FX today shared a first look at the cast of the upcoming FX limited series Mrs. America. The images from unit photography were revealed by John Landgraf, Chairman, FX Networks and FX Production, during the Executive Session of FX Networks' presentation to the Television Critics Association.
· Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly
· Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem
· Sarah Paulson as "Alice" (composite character)
· Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug
· Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm
· Elizabeth Banks as Jill Ruckelshaus
· Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan
· John Slattery as Fred Schlafly
· James Marsden as Phil Crane
Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, played by Blanchett. Through the eyes of the women of that era - both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus - the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.
Mrs. America is written by Emmy(R) Award winning writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) and Executive Produced by two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Stacey Sher, Waller, Coco Francini, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, and Blanchett, with Micah Schraft and James Skotchdopole serving as Co-Executive Producers. The limited series is produced by FX Productions. Boden & Fleck, who most recently co-wrote and directed the blockbuster feature Captain Marvel, will direct the first two episodes of Mrs. America.
Mrs. America marks the first series regular role in an American television program for Blanchett, a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe(R) Award winner.