Trailer: Cate Blanchett stars in BBC Two’s Mrs America
James R | On 13, Jun 2020
Cate Blanchett is heading to BBC Two for new drama Mrs America, and a new trailer gives us our first proper look at her in action.
The two-time Academy award and Golden Globe award-winning actor stars in the limited series created and written by Emmy Award winning writer and Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) and Executive Produced by two-time Academy Award nominee Stacey Sher, Waller, Coco Francini and Blanchett. It tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly.
Through the eyes of the women of that era – both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus – the series explores 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 nine-episode drama is produced by FX Productions with Waller serving as showrunner and Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Margo Martindale, John Slattery, Tracey Ullman, and Sarah Paulson co-starring.
It premiered on Hulu earlier this year and, following BBC’s agreement with FX last year, will premiere on BBC Two in the near future – with the trailer unveiled this week by the Beeb, you can expect it to air at some point in July. Stay tuned for a release date and, until then, here’s the video: