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[10/30/18 - 09:33 AM]
FX Orders Limited Series "Mrs. America" - Starring Academy(R) Award and Golden Globe(R) Winner Cate Blanchett
The project tells the true 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.







MRS. AMERICA (FX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
10/30/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
nine episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, October 2018) Two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actor Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in Mrs. America, a new limited series ordered by FX and created and written by Emmy Award winning writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) and Executive Produced by two-time Academy Award nominee Stacey Sher, Waller, Coco Francini and Blanchett, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. Production of the nine-episode limited series is scheduled for 2019 and it is produced by FX Productions with Waller serving as Showrunner. Mrs. America tells the true 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 Cate 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dahvi Waller as CRTR/EP
· Stacey Sher as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FX Productions