FX’s Mrs. America lands Claws’ star Niecy Nash for recurring role
As if the limited series didn’t already have a star-studded cast, FX’s upcoming Mrs. America has landed Scream Queens and Claws star Niecy Nash in the recurring role of Flo Kennedy, co-creator of the Black Feminist Organization and friend and confidante of Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm, according to The Wrap.
Nash joins an ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly, Rose Byrne as Steinem, Sarah Paulson as Alice, and Elizabeth Banks as Jill Ruckelshaus, you can check out the full photos in the gallery below.
Mrs. America will tell the true story of the rise of feminism through the eyes of Schlafly, who led the backlash to the work of second-wave feminists like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus. Schlafly waged a campaign against the passage of the ERA as well as against the legalization of abortion and the gay rights movement.T The series explore how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape.
The limited series will be featuring Academy Award-winning actress Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), who will star as conservative radical Schlafly, along with Paulson (Glass), the third collaboration between Paulson and Blanchett after Carol and Ocean’s 8, Byrne (Neighbors) as Steinem, James Marsden (Westworld) as Phil Crane, Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) as Chisholm and Banks (Charlie’s Angels) as Jill Ruckelshaus.
The Mrs. America cast also includes John Slattery (Mad Men) as Fred Schlafly, Margo Martindale (The Americans) as Bella Abzug, Ari Graynor (I’m Dying Up Here) as Brenda Feigen-Fasteau, Melanie Lynskey (Castle Rock) as Rosemary Thomson, Tracey Ullman (The Tracey Ullman Show) as Betty Friedan, Jeanne Tripplehorn (Criminal Minds) as Eleanor Schlafly, and Kayli Carter (Godless) as Pamela.
Mrs. America will narrate the modern history of the women’s movement and comes from Emmy-winner producer/writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men, Halt and Catch Fire) for FX Productions. Captain Marvel helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are set to serve as executive producers and will be directing the first two episodes.
The series was given a nine-episode order and will be executive produced by Waller, Blanchett, Stacey Sher, and Coco Francini. It is slated to premiere in 2020, exclusively on FX.
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