Mrs. America stars Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne as two women on opposing sides of the 1970s Women’s Movement.
There’s a lot of exciting television headed our way in 2020, and FX’s Mrs. America looks to be making its case at being ranked at the top of that list.
The upcoming limited series features an all-star cast that includes Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne playing recent historical figures Phyllis Schlafly and Glorian Steinem. Through the eyes of these women and many others associated with the Women’s Movement, Mrs. America will explore how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the ’70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted the political landscape.
Check out the star-studded trailer below!
Mrs. America tells the true story of Phyllis Schlafly, a radical conservative lawyer nicknamed ‘the sweetheart of the silent majority’ who led the backlash against second-wave feminism that was represented by Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus. Schlafly campaigned against the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, the legalization of abortion and the gay rights movement.
Mrs. America stars Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly, Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem, James Marsden as Phil Crane, Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm, Elizabeth Banks as Jill Ruckelshaus and Niecy Nash as Flo Kennedy.
The cast also includes John Slattery as Fred Schlafly, Margo Martindal as Bella Abzug, Ari Graynor as Brenda Feigen-Fasteau, Melanie Lynskey as Rosemary Thomson, Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan, Jeanne Tripplehorn as Eleanor Schlafly, and Kayli Carter as Pamela.
Mrs. America comes from Emmy-winner producer/writer Dahvi Waller, best known for Mad Men and Halt and Catch Fire. The first two episodes will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, of Captain Marvel fame.
The series was given a nine-episode order and will be executive produced by Waller, Blanchett, Stacey Sher, and Coco Francini.
The series will debut its three episodes on Wednesday, April 15 on FX on Hulu, with new episodes airing each subsequent week on FX on Hulu.