“Mrs. America” Shines A Light On A Critical Moment In US History

This series is a long time coming — and it’s arriving with a bang. “Mrs. America” looks at the incredibly charged battle for the Equal Rights Amendment. In an incredible ensemble cast, including Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, and Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett takes centre stage as Phyllis Schlafly.

“Cate Blanchett is one the great actors of our time — and we are truly honored to have her star in “Mrs. America,’” FX CEO John Landgraf explained. “We have no doubt that Cate is the perfect actor to play the role of Phyllis Schlafly, who was one of the most polarizing and fascinatingly complex figures of the ‘70s for her opposition to and role in defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, which to this day has never been ratified. Dahvi Waller’s scripts are extraordinary, and I’m thrilled to re-unite with my former Jersey TV partner Stacey Sher, and commend her on assembling such a dynamic foursome of gifted, female, artist-producers to take on this timely story.“

You can see the whole trailer here:

 

 

At a moment in history where women’s rights are being challenged and threatened, instead of progressing, it’s so important to look back at our recent history and try to learn and grow. “Mrs. America” promises to not only be a powerful piece of television, but crucial cultural commentary.