Ryan Murphy’s latest anthology series finally has a premiere date. The highly anticipated Feud: Bette and Joan, about the legendary beef between Hollywood—and more importantly gay—icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford joins FX’s Sunday night lineup on March 5.
The show will focus on the epic behind-the-scenes bitchery that took place during the filming of the Oscar-nominated thriller Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, with Murphy stalwart Jessica Lange taking on the role of Crawford and prominent Bernie-or-Bust-er Susan Sarandon piling on the eye shadow to play Davis. Of course, the question remains: will this new series employ the high, lurid camp of American Horror Story or will it be a more thoughtful, nuanced brand of tabloid spectacle, like The People vs. OJ?
Speaking of Murphy’s flagship series, American Horror Story has also been renewed for two more seasons of bat shit chills and thrills. Which is good news for that treatment we’ve been working on for a season focused on a scary Christian cult, complete with a spooky preacher man and Tori Amos cameos á la Coven’s preoccupation with Stevie Nicks. If Murphy and co-creator Brad Falchuk are stumped for more macabre ideas for Seasons 8 and 9, they’re welcome to it.