Jessica Lange may have abandoned American Horror Story a couple seasons back, but the lauded actress is reteaming with the show’s creator Ryan Murphy on his next chilling anthology series, the semi-factual Feud. The show is based on the long-running feud between Joan Crawford (Lange) and Bette Davis (played by Susan Surandon), with parallels to their co-staring turn in the 1962 horror/drama film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.
Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series, FX’s Feud, tackles the infamous decades-long rivalry between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis before, during and after the filming of their 1962 film, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. The eight-episode drama stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon in the respective roles of Crawford and Davis. The star-studded cast also includes Alfred Molina as Robert Aldrich, Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper, Stanley Tucci as Jack Warner, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland as well as longtime Murphy collaborators Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson as Joan Blondell and Geraldine Page, respectively, while Mad Men grad Kiernan Shipka plays Davis’ daughter B.D. Hyman.
Look for Feud to premiere on FX on March 5th. Check out the synopsis and trailer for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane below.
Official Synopsis: A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.