Catherine Zeta-Jones is ruthless in the new Queen America teaser
Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Queen America is a dark comedy about Vicki Ellis, the most renowned (and ruthless) pageant coach in the state, and the hapless Samantha Stone who hopes Vicki can mold her into a 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.
Queen America was 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. It’s the first straight-to-series order for wiip (word.idea.imagination.production), the new independent studio launched and led by veteran television executive Paul Lee. Made Up Stories will serve as wiip’s co-studio partner.
The 10-episode scripted series will release new episodes weekly on Facebook Watch, which is available for free on mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps.
Queen America premieres Wednesday, November 21.
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