Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series, Feud, will premiere on Showcase in March.
It will launch at 8.30pm Sunday March 12, 6 days after its US premiere.
The 8 part series sees Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon portray Joan Crawford (Lange) and Bette Davis (Sarandon) during their shooting of 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
The series explores how the two women endured ageism, sexism, and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success.
The cast also includes Alfred Molina as the film’s director Robert Aldrich, Stanley Tucci as studio titan Jack Warner, Judy Davis as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, Jackie Hoffman as Crawford’s housekeeper Mamacita, and Alison Wright as Aldrich’s assistant Pauline. Guest stars include Dominic Burgess as Crawford and Davis’ co-star Victor Buono, Catherine Zeta-Jones as film star Olivia de Havilland, Sarah Paulson as Geraldine Page, Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell and Kiernan Shipka as B.D., Bette Davis’ daughter.
Murphy plans to explore other famous feuds in subsequent seasons.
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? will also screen ahead of the series on Sunday, March 5 at 8.30pm and Tuesday, March 14 at 8.35pm on FOX Classics.
Showcase will also premiere Shots Fired starring Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer.
The series examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a fictional North Carolina town.
The 10 part series will premiere April 10, Mondays at 8.30pm around 2 weeks after its US debut.
When an African-American Sheriff’s deputy kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart.
Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan) and a young Special Prosecutor Preston Terry (Stephan James), both of whom are African-American. As they start to peel back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up which may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor Patricia Eamons (guest star Academy®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress Helen Hunt). She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher. Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison Arlen Cox (Academy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss), is pulled into the volatile debate over policing in the town, and Lt. Calvert Breeland (Stephen Moyer), a seasoned veteran in the Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation.
As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, Shots Fired tackles the racial divide from every seat in the house