Not content with just FX’s award-winning “American Horror Story” and this year’s highly acclaimed “American Crime Story,” producer Ryan Murphy is setting up a third anthology series at the network entitled “Feud”.
Scoring a straight-to-series eight-episode order, each season of the anthology will center around a different epic battle between two major personalities. For this first season he’s picked a juicy one – the legendary backstage battle between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis and how the rivalry came to a crescendo with the making of 1962’s “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”.
Murphy has enlisted Jessica Lange to play Crawford and Susan Sarandon to play Davis in the series which also stars Alfred Molina as director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio mogul Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, and Dominic Burgess as ‘Jane’ co-star Victor Buono.
Murphy, Sarandon, Lange, Dede Gardener and Brad Pitt will all produce with Murphy directing several episodes. The pilot will be based on Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam’s script “Best Actress” which Murphy has purchased and refashioned. Production kicks off this Fall ahead of a 2017 airing.