Feud (FX) – Premieres 5th March – Renewed
Biographical drama focusing on the personal feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis during the production of the film What Happened to Baby Jane.
It kicks off just after the death of Joan Crawfords husband, where at an awards ceremony Joan is peeved with the success of Marilyn Munroe and after being interviewed proclaims that she is returning to acting.
After finding out that there are no scripts that interest her Joan starts looking into books that could be adapted to film and finds What Happened To Baby Jane. She then gets the director/producer Robert Aldrich on board and is give n the task to get a studio on board while she heads off to talk Bette Davis into signing up to the project.
After virtually every studio turn down the opportunity to take on the film sighting their doubts about having to older women in the lead roles, Aldrich ends up at Warner Brothers where both Crawford and Davis are blacklisted by the studio head.
There he manages to talk them around with the offer that they’ll be paid first. And from then on as the filming is about to start the game of oneupmanship and and visible loathing of each other begins between the two stars.
For an opening episode it’s a enjoyable start.