Disney’s FX is currently developing the second instalment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, “Feud”, which is going to be called “Feud: Capote’s Women” and is based on Laurence Leamer’s bestselling book “Capote’s Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era. It chronicles the tale of the famous wunderkind author as he stabs several of his female friends — whom he called his “swans.”
The series is going to star Naomi Watts as Babe Paley, who ruled the glamorous world of New York society in the 1960s and 70s. Also starring in the series will be Chloë Sevigny, Tom Hollander, Demi Moore, Diane Lane, and Calista Flockhart.
According to Deadline, Molly Ringwald has joined the cast and will be playing the role of Johnny Carson’s second wife Joanne Carson, a good friend of Capote’s who remained close to him until his death.
Molly Ringwald has previously starred in the FX series “The Bear” and will also be starring in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series, “Dahmer”.
Two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant will direct all eight episodes of this series. With Tony and Pulitzer-nominated Jon Robin Baitz writing all episodes and he will also be serving as showrunner for the FX series. They will also both be executive producing the series.
“Feud: Capote’s Women” is also being executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Naomi Watts, Plan B’s Dede Gardner, Tim Minear, and Alexis Martin Woodall. The stars of the first season of “Feud”, Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, will also be executive producers on the second season.
We should expect to see “Feud: Capote’s Women” released on FX and Hulu in the United States, and as a Star Original on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ internationally.
Filming is scheduled to begin later this fall in New York.