Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Queen America sets premiere date
According to Deadline, Facebook Watch has announced that their upcoming dark comedy series Queen America which stars Academy Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, The Terminal, No Reservations) is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, November 21 at Facebook Watch.
The 10-episode series is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma and follows the story of Vicki Ellis, the most renowned (and ruthless) pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone who hopes Vicki can mold her into worthwhile contender for the title of Miss America. Vicki is desperately sought after by young women competing to be Miss America for one reason; she can turn any girl into a winner. But when she gets paired with the beautiful but unpolished Samantha, Vicki’s entire reputation might be at stake.
The comedy series also stars Judith Light, Victoria Justice, Jennifer Westfeldt, Isabelle Amara, Teagle Bougere, Molly Price, Megan West and Rana Roy. Queen America is created, written, and executive produced by Meaghan Oppenheimer (Fear the Walking Dead). Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea and Casey Haver, and Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady and Suzan Bymel will also executive produce alongside Janice Williams.
Queen America is the first straight-to-series order for wiip (word.idea.imagination.production). wiip is the new independent studio launched and led by veteran television executive Paul Lee. Made Up Stories will serve as wiip’s co-studio partner.
Zeta-Jones won an Oscar for her portrayal of Velma Kelly, in the screen adaptation of Chicago. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and took home the Critics’ Choice Award, a SAG Award, and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for that role. She won the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. She recently starred in the highly rated Lifetime movie Cocaine Godmother, portraying the true life story of drug kingpin Griselda Blanco.
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