Starring Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Margo Martindale, John Slattery, Tracey Ullman, and also Sarah Paulson, the collection premiered to essential praise on April 15, 2020, on Hulu.
Mrs. America is freely based upon the story of the task to confirm the Equal Rights Amendment, as well as likewise the unanticipated response led by Phyllis Schlafly, played by Blanchett. Through the eyes of the women of that duration—both Schlafly as well as likewise second-wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug as well as likewise Jill Ruckelshaus—the collection discovers specifically just how amongst the most difficult combat zones in the social fights of the '70s assisted trigger the Moral Majority and also transformed the American political landscape. Every episode consists of an opening message which acknowledges that scenes and also personalities are partially fictionalized for creative purposes. Specifically, Sarah Paulson's character Alice Macray was fictional.
- Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schlafly
- Rose Byrne as Gloria Steinem
- Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm
- Elizabeth Banks as Jill Ruckelshaus
- Kayli Carter as Pamela
- Ari Graynor as Brenda Feigen
- Melanie Lynskey as Rosemary Thomson
- Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug
- John Slattery as Fred Schlafly
- Jeanne Tripplehorn as Eleanor Schlafly
- Tracey Ullman as Betty Friedan
- Sarah Paulson as Alice Macray
- Niecy Nash as Flo Kennedy
- James Marsden as Phil Crane
- Olivia Scriven as Liza Schlafly
- Bria Henderson as Margaret Sloan-Hunter
- Jay Ellis as Franklin Thomas
- John Bourgeois as George McGovern
- Ben Rosenfield as John Schlafly
- Jake Lacy as Stanley Pottinger
- Cindy Drummond as Lottie Beth Hobbs
- Annie Parisse as Midge Costanza
- Melissa Joyner as Audrey Rowe Colom
- Teresa Pavlinek as Ann Patterson
- Andrea Navedo as Carmen Delgado Votaw
- Melinda Page Hamilton as Mary Frances
- David Eisner as Martin Abzug
- Marcia Bennett as Dadie Stewart
- Novie Edwards as Willie B. Reed
- Brendan Cox as Bruce Schlafly
- Norm Lewis as Ron Dellums
- Adam Brody as Marc Feigen-Fasteau
- Bobby Cannavale as Tom Snyder
- Josh Hamilton as William Ruckelshaus
- Tara Nicodemo as Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Roberta Colindrez as Jules
- Miriam Shor as Natalie Gittelson
- Julie White as Bar Woman
- Dan Beirne as Hamilton Jordan
In October 2018, it was announced FX had ordered the miniseries. In November 2019, it was announced the show would premiere on Hulu instead of FX, as part of “FX on Hulu”. In January 2020, it was announced that the series would premiere on April 15, 2020.
Alongside the series order, Cate Blanchett was announced to star. In May 2019, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn and also Tracey Ullman were added to the collection. In June 2019, Elizabeth Banks was cast to star while Bria Henderson was set to recur. Niecy Nash was cast in a recurring role in August, with Olivia Scriven cast in October.
Principal photography for the collection took place from June 19 to November 1, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario.
The first three episodes premiered on Hulu under the FX on the Hulu label on April 15, 2020. In India, the series started streaming on Hulu and also FX's corporate sibling Disney+ Hotstar on April 16, 2020. In Australia, the collection debuted on April 21, 2020, on Foxtel's Fox Showcase network, and also is available on-demand via its Foxtel Now and also likewise Binge services.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the miniseries holds an authorization position of 95% based upon 81 evaluates, with a regular position of 8.26/10. The internet site's important agreement states: “Mrs. America captures the complicated life and times of Phyllis Schlafly with poise and style to spare, brought to vivid life by a superb ensemble led by another masterful performance from Cate Blanchett.” On Metacritic, it has a hefty ordinary score of 87 out of 100 based upon 38 analyzes, suggesting “universal acclaim”.