FX Announces Its First Documentary Film "AKA Jane Roe"
AKA Jane Roe Profiles Norma McCorvey, the Real Life "Jane Roe" in the Landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Case in Her Final Series of Interviews Prior to Her Death
AKA Jane Roe Will Premiere Friday, May 22nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FX
And Available the Next Day on FX on Hulu
LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2020 - FX has acquired its first ever documentary feature film, AKA Jane Roe, the revealing story of Norma McCorvey who was "Jane Roe" in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling on abortion rights. AKA Jane Roe will premiere Friday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FX and be available the next day on FX on Hulu.
Behind the Supreme Court's most polarizing decision is a woman as controversial as her case. In what would be the final year of her life, Norma McCorvey (a.k.a. Jane Roe) reveals the unvarnished truth behind her journey from pro-choice to pro-life and beyond - in what she calls her "deathbed confession."
AKA Jane Roe is directed by Nick Sweeney and produced by Sweeney, Kerstin Emhoff and Chiemi Karasawa.
AKA Jane Roe is the latest addition to the networks' growing slate of non-fiction series and documentary features. FX is currently airing the first season of The Weekly, a narrative docuseries with The New York Times, and the four-part docuseries The Most Dangerous Animal of All will premiere on Friday, March 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX and the next day on FX on Hulu.
FX's non-fiction portfolio also includes the announced series Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur, A Wilderness of Error, Pride, Hip Hop Untold, and Women in Comedy.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 85 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series including Snowfall, Pose, Mayans M.C., Taboo and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shogun, Mrs. America and A Teacher; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; a slate of docuseries and documentary features, including The Weekly with The New York Times; and the FX Original Movie A Christmas Carol. 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, Justified and The Americans. The network's library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network.