Mrs. America (miniseries)

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Mrs. America
Genre
Written byDahvi Waller
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
  • FX Productions
Release
Original networkHulu

Mrs. America is an upcoming American drama television miniseries starring Cate Blanchett, set to premiere on April 15, 2020 on FX on Hulu.[1][2]

Premise[edit]

"Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, 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."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In October 2018, it was announced FX had ordered the miniseries.[3] In November 2019, it was announced the show would premiere on Hulu instead of FX, as part of "FX on Hulu".[4] In January 2020, it was reported that the series is set to premiere on April 15, 2020.[2]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the series order, Cate Blanchett was announced to star.[3] In May 2019, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Tracey Ullman were added to the series.[5] In June 2019, Elizabeth Banks was cast to star while Bria Henderson was set to recur.[6][7] Niecy Nash was cast in a recurring role in August, with Olivia Scriven cast in October.[8][9]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series was scheduled to take place from June 19, 2019 to November 1, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (October 30, 2018). "Cate Blanchett To Star In 'Mrs. America' Limited Series Ordered By FX". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 9, 2020). "FX Sets Premiere Dates For 'Fargo', 'Mrs. America', 'Better Things', 'Devs', 'Archer' & More – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Crucchiola, Jordan (October 30, 2018). "Cate Blanchett to Grace American Television With FX Series Mrs. America". Vulture. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Jarvey, Natalie; Goldberg, Lesley (November 7, 2019). "FX to Produce Programming for Hulu". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Bennett, Anita (May 14, 2019). "Uzo Aduba, James Marsden, Sarah Paulson, More Join Cate Blanchett In FX's 'Mrs. America'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 4, 2019). "Elizabeth Banks To Co-Star In FX Limited Series 'Mrs. America'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (June 25, 2019). "'P-Valley' Casts Thomas Q. Jones; Bria Henderson Joins 'Mrs. America'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (August 16, 2019). "'Mrs. America': Niecy Nash To Recur In FX Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (October 23, 2019). "'Mrs. America': Olivia Scriven To Recur In FX Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Current Productions | IATSE 873". IATSE 873. Archived from the original on October 23, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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