Ryan Murphy has enlisted longtime American Horror Story collaborator Tim Minear as co-showrunner on his latest anthology series for FX, Feud, which explores famous feuds. Additionally, Jackie Hoffman (Difficult People) has been added to the cast of the eight-episode first installment of the series, which tells the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time, Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. Hoffman will play Crawford’s housekeeper Mamasita. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis and Dominic Burgess also co-star.
Veteran writer-producer Minear has been with AHS from the start, joining the first season as a consulting producer and serving as an executive producer since Season 2.
“I’ve loved working with Tim since the very first season of American Horror Story, and he’s been the perfect partner on Feud,” Murphy said. “I’m as excited about this project as any I’ve ever done.”
On Feud, from Fox 21 TV Studios and Plan B, Minear serves as an executive producer alongside Murphy, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner. Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam, on whose script “Best Actress” Feud was partially based, serve as producers. Filming of the first installment is slated to begin this fall for a 2017 premiere.
Minear’s series credits include Drive and The Inside — which he co-created — Terriers and Firefly. He is repped by WME, the Shuman Company and attorney Jamie Mandelbaum.
Hoffman, whose credits include On the Town and Hairspray on Broadway, is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and the Katz Company.