FX announces ‘Feud: Charles and Diana,’ Ryan Murphy’s look at the royals

Five days before the first season of Ryan Murphy‘s “Feud” even starts airing on FX, the network announced that their will be a second season. The first installment, “Feud: Bette and Joan” chronicles the long-running battle between Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) to be the queen of Hollywood and begins on March 5.

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The sophomore edition, “Feud: Charles and Diana,” will look at real-life royalty as it tells the untold story of the stormy marriage between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Over the course of 10 episodes due to air in 2018, we will see the fairy tale romance crumble as the Waleses go to war against each other.

They wed in 1981, children Prince William and Prince Harry came along in 1982 and 1984, but by the end of the decade, the marriage was in tatters; they divorced in 1996 and Diana died in a car accident the following year.

‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ cast cheat sheet includes Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Alfred Molina …

Murphy is partnering with Jon Robin Baitz to write this season. Baitz, a playwright turned TV scripter, created “Brothers and Sisters” and is collaborating with Murphy already on “Katrina: American Crime Story.” The Oscar-winning producer Dede Gardner of Plan B Entertainment and Alexis Martin Woodall are  executive producing.

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