Deadline reports Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls, Drive, The Inside, Dollhouse, and Terriers vet, Tim Minear, has been tapped as co-showrunner on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming FX TV show, Feud. Fun fact: Minear’s Twitter handle is “Cancelled Again.” That said, the talented writer and producer been with Murphy’s successful American Horror Story since the anthology show’s first season.
Jackie Hoffman has been cast as Mamasita, Joan Crawford’s (Jessica Lange) housekeeper. Also an anthology series, the first season of Feud tells the story of Hollywood nemeses, Crawford and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon). The cast also includes Sarah Paulson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis and Dominic Burgess.
The Davis/Crawford rivalry was legendary, to say the least. Still the two came together to film the creepy 1962 feature Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, in hopes that it would revive their flagging careers.
The critically acclaimed film was a box office success and was nominated for five Oscars. FX says, “for its leads, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, the real horror was working together.” The season is partially based on the Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam penned script, “Best Actress,” which Murphy purchased.
Feud hails from Fox 21 Television Studios (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Homeland) and will be executive produced by Murphy, Minear, and Plan B Entertainment’s Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner. The first installment begins production this fall and will air in 2017 on FX.
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