Mrs. America trailer with a star cast led by Cate Blanchett
FX has released the official trailer for her upcoming limited star series, Mrs. America with Phyllis Schlafly, Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as she faces the Women's Liberation Movement, led by Rose Byrne's Gloria Steinem. The nine-episode series is scheduled to premiere its first three episodes on Wednesday, April 15 on FX on Hulu, with new episodes airing every subsequent week on FX on Hulu.
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Ms. America will tell the true story of the rise of feminism through the eyes of Schlafly, who led the reaction to the work of second wave feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus. Schlafly campaigned against the passage of the ERA as well as legalizing abortion and the gay rights movement. The series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the 1970s cultural wars helped give rise to the moral majority and forever changed our political landscape.
The limited series will feature Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), who will act as conservative radical Phyllis Schlafly, along with Sarah Paulson (Glass), the third collaboration between Paulson and Blanchett, after Carol and Ocean & # 39; s 8, Rose Byrne (Neighbors) as Gloria Steinem, James Marsden (Westworld) as Phil Crane, Uzo Aduba (Orange is the new black) as Shirley Chisholm, Elizabeth Banks (Charlie's Angels) as Jill Ruckelshaus and Niecy Nash like Flo Kennedy.
Mrs. America's cast also includes John Slattery (Mad Men) as Fred Schlafly, Margo Martindale (Americans) as Bella Abzug, Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here) as Brenda Feigen-Fasteau, Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock) ) as Rosemary Thomson, Tracey Ullman (The Tracey Ullman Show) as Betty Friedan, Jeanne Tripplehorn (Criminal Minds) as Eleanor Schlafly and Kayli Carter (Godless) as Pamela.
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Ms. America will narrate the modern history of the women's movement and comes from Emmy-winning producer / writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men, Halt and Catch Fire) from FX Productions. Captain Marvel, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will act as executive producers and direct the first two episodes, the series received an order of nine episodes and will be produced by Waller, Blanchett, Stacey Sher and Coco Francini.
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