In the era of truth-inspired mini-series, another title will soon make an appearance. Hulu is coming with its limited series to honour Women’s political and social movements in the United States. Here is everything you need to know about Mrs America, the plot, cast and release date.
Mrs America: The Plot
Mrs America is a mini-series inspired by the real events of the 1970s when cultural movements, especially women’s movements, shape America’s political landscape forever. It follows the story of Phyllis Schlafly and the journey of the Equal Rights Amendment in America.
The battle for equality and especially the journey of the Equal Rights Amendment is an interesting one. However, the series will also focus on the movement that leads to the coming up of the Amendment in the first place. Therefore, there will be a lot of focus on women in the 1970s era and their role in American politics.
Dahvi Waller is the creator of the series. A lot of big names are joining the team as executive producers. These include Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden from Captain Marvel as well as Dahvi Waller, Coco Francini and Stacey Sher.
Mrs America: The Star Cast
Mrs America will feature an ensemble of female cast members, some real-life and some fictional, each representing different aspects of the American Woman at the time. Cate Blanchett is playing the role of Phyllis Schlafly. This is also Blanchett’s first role on American Television.
Other cast members include Uzo Aduba from Orange Is The New Black playing Shirley Chisholm. Rose Byrne from X-men is playing Gloria Steinem, and Melanie Lynskey from Castle Rock is playing Rosemary Thompson.
Sarah Paulson from American Horror Story is playing the fictional character of Alice. While Margo Martindale from BoJack Horseman will play Bella Abzug, Jeanne Triplehorn from Criminal Minds will play Phyllis Schlafly’s sister Eleanor while John Slattery is playing Phyllis Schlafly’s husband, Fred.
Other cast members are Elizabeth Banks, Tracy Ulman, James Marsden, Ari Graynor and Kayli Carter.
Mrs America: Release Date And Trailer
Mrs America will release on Hulu on April 15, 2020. The first three episodes will come together while the remaining will come in weekly instalments. While waiting for this excellent series to come around, here is the trailer that you can watch to prepare yourself for it.