Ryan Murphy, producer/writer/director of Glee, The New Normal, The Normal Heart, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Nip/Tuck, has a new anthology series coming to FX and my Big Heart is pounding with, um, glee?
His new series will be about feuds, classic feuds. And the first season of the series will cover the rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis while the pair were shooting What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? The pilot is based on a script titled Best Actress that Ryan Murphy bought a while ago.
Now, having read autobiographies of both women, this will be good; and it will be made even better because Jessica Lange is cast as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon will be Bette Davis.
I am flummoxed because while I adore Lange, I am a Team Bette Queer.
Also in the cast are Alfred Molina, as Baby Jane director Robert Aldrich; the fabulous Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper; my Not-So-Secret Crush, Stanley Tucci as movie mogul Jack Warner; and Dominic Burgess, as Baby Jane co-star, Victor Buono.
Feuds will be an eight episode series, shooting this fall to premiere sometime next year. And if it’s good, and who can say it won’t be, there will be other seasons of other feuds, like—and this comes from Dlisted:
Season 2: Susan Sarandon v. Debra Messing starring Debra as Susan and Susan as Debra!
Season 3: Angelina Jolie v. Jennifer Aniston starring Denis O’Hare (in Liz Taylor drag) as Angie and a bottle of Smart Water in a wig as Jennifer!
And on and on and on…..