Tuesday, December 5, 2023

'Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans' Lands Premiere Date on FX

FX has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming second installment of its original anthology series Feud.

The 8-episode second installment - titled Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans - will premiere on Wednesday, January 31 with back-to-back episodes. New episodes will be available to stream the next day on Hulu.

Based on the novel "Capote's Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era" by Laurence Leamer, acclaimed writer Truman Capote surrounded himself with a coterie of society's most elite women - rich, glamorous socialites who defined a bygone era of high society New York - whom he nicknamed "the swans." Beautiful and distinguished, the group included grande dame Barbara "Babe" Paley, Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest and Lee Radziwill. Enchanted and captivated by these doyennes, Capote ingratiated himself into their lives, befriending them and becoming their confidante, only to ultimately betray them by writing a thinly veined fictionalization of their lives, exposing their most intimate secrets. When an excerpt from the book, "Answered Prayers," Capote's planned magnum opus, was published in Esquire, it effectively destroyed his relationship with his swans, banished him from the high society he so loved and sent him into a spiral of self-destruction from which he would ultimately never recover.

The series stars Tom Hollander as Truman Capote; Naomi Watts as Barbara "Babe" Paley; Diane Lane as Slim Keith; Chloƫ Sevigny as C.Z. Guest; Calista Flockhart as Lee Radziwill; Demi Moore as Ann "Bang-Bang" Woodward; Molly Ringwald as Joanne Carson; Treat Williams as Bill Paley; Joe Mantello as Jack Dunphy; and Russell Tovey as John O'Shea.

Jon Robin Baitz serves as showrunner for the new installment. He executive produces with Watts, Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson and director Gus Van Sant. 20th Television produces.