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Feud

the-series-philosopher-feudFeud is an American anthology television series for FX created by Ryan Murphy, Jaffe Cohen, and Michael Zam, presented as the dramatization of the actual events that took place in history. It premiered on March 5, 2017.

The first season, which consists of eight episodes, is subtitled Bette and Joan and chronicles the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during and after the production of their 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? In February 2017, FX renewed the series for a 10-episode second season called Charles and Diana, centered on the relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, which is expected to premiere in 2018.

Summary

The first season, titled Bette and Joan, centers on the backstage battle between Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) during and after the production of their 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.

On February 28, 2017, FX renewed the series for a 10-episode second season, to be titled Charles and Diana, which will focus on the relationship between Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. It will be written and executive produced by Murphy and Jon Robin Baitz.

Cast

Bette and Joan

Main

  • Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford
  • Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis
  • Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper
  • Jackie Hoffman as Mamacita, Crawford’s housekeeper
  • Alfred Molina as director/producer Robert Aldrich
  • Stanley Tucci as Warner Bros. studio head Jack L. Warner
  • Alison Wright as Pauline Jameson, Aldrich’s assistant

Recurring

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland, Davis’s friend and fellow actress who costars with her in Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotteand participates in a 1970s documentary on Crawford
  • Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell, Davis’s friend and fellow actress who participates in a 1970s documentary on Crawford
  • Kiernan Shipka as B. D. Merrill, Davis’s daughter
  • Dominic Burgess as Victor Buono, an actor who costars in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
  • Reed Diamond as Peter, Joan’s latest paramour
  • Joel Kelley Dauten as Adam Freedman, a documentary filmmaker
  • Molly Price as Harriet Foster Aldrich, Robert Aldrich’s wife
  • Ken Lerner as Marty, Crawford’s agent
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