Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in and executive produce FX’s nine-episode limited series “Mrs. America”.
With the exception of a brief “Family Guy” voice cameo in 2012, Blanchett hasn’t starred in a TV series since her earliest work on highly acclaimed “Heartland” series for ABC Australia in 1994 alongside “Mystery Road” star Aaron Pederson, and the 1995 mini-series “Bordertown” alongside Hugo Weaving.
The series tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and the unexpected backlash led by a polarizing and complicated conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (Blanchett) which ultimately defeated said amendment. The series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 1970s helped give rise to the ‘Moral Majority’ and forever shifted our political landscape.
Emmy-winning “Mad Men” writer Dahvi Waller will pen the script, executive produce and serve as showrunner. Stacey Sher and Coco Francini will also executive produce.
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