Premieres on Sunday, March 5 on FX
From the wacky imagination of Ryan Murphy comes his latest interpretation of America's past. In this case, it's a recreation of the hard-to-believe events that transpired between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, two feuding Hollywood stars of the 1950s. Two A-list stars of the modern day will team up to play the duo: Murphy acolyte Jessica Lange will play Joan Crawford, and Susan Sarandon will play Bette Davis.
The show begins just as Crawford and Davis's heyday has come to an end. Like many aging Hollywood actresses today, the women are offered limited (and unappealing) parts. Somehow, they're convinced to co-star in a low budget gothic horror called What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, a movie about two washed-up actresses. Is this meta enough for you? Bursting with melodrama and amazing performances, latest Murphy creation tackles Hollywood's tendency to "witchify" and "divafy" women.