Tells the story of the legendary rivalry between Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) during their collaboration on the Academy Award®-nominated thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and after the cameras stopped rolling. The series explores how the two women endured ageism and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers. Written by
Did You Know?
According to director Walter Hill
, Robert Aldrich's daughter was displeased with her father's portrayal in the series. For example, in real-life he had developed What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
(1962) before offering Joan Crawford
a chance to star, rather than the other way around as dramatized in the show. See more
Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon alternated top billing in the opening credits on alternate episodes. See more