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Feud Season 2 - What We Know So Far

"Feud" made a name for itself thanks to drama, both in real life and on-screen. The FX series spends an entire season exploring a legendary rivalry between two famous figures. Season one ventured into Hollywood's golden age with the classic film "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Producer Ryan Murphy's fascination with one of its stars — Bette Davis — made it a natural choice for the series' start. His rapport with the actress later in her life provided an intimate view into how Davis felt about her co-star Joan Crawford (via EW).

Season one was not short on star power either, as it featured Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Davis. The pairing met with critical acclaim, especially for the project's outstanding performances. Vox's Caroline Framke summed up the praise by stating the leads "embrace the opportunity" to portray these celebrated actresses (via Vox). Sarandon and Lange would also garner Emmy nominations alongside their co-stars Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis, and Jackie Hoffman.

Olivia de Havilland's negative reaction, including a major lawsuit about her portrayal in "Feud" (via New York Times), didn't stop FX from renewing the project for another historical feud. The series stayed in limbo for several years until official subject and casting announcements in 2022. Here's what we know so far about the second season of "Feud."

What's the release date of Feud Season 2?

The first news of a renewal may have come in 2017, but it would take five years to find out more. "Feud" came back into the headlines with a broad-ranging announcement, which included hints at what took production so long to commence. Importantly, the initial subject matter of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was discarded in favor of other topics. A lengthy search finally helped the creative team settle on "Capote's Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era" as its source material (via The Hollywood Reporter).

There is no date set for the series' debut, but filming is expected to start in late 2022. The project already has a talented creative team attached too. Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant (above) takes the helm for the series' entire season, with Jon Robin Baitz set to do double duty as writer and showrunner (via Deadline).

Who is starring in Feud Season 2?

The second season of "Feud" looks to replicate one of the first season's outstanding aspects: fantastic casting. Naomi Watts became the first confirmed cast member, signing on to play Barbara "Babe" Paley (via Variety). The socialite found herself part of New York gossip when friend Truman Capote seemingly betrayed her confidence. Her involvement was just one part of the stories that made up excerpts of "Answered Prayers."

Tom Hollander will take on the coveted role of Capote. The actor will be recognizable to American audiences thanks to roles in "Rev." and "Pirates of the Caribbean." At the time of Hollander's reveal, it was announced that Diane Lane and Calista Flockhart would be joining the cast as well (via Variety). Also notable among the cast additions is actress Demi Moore (above). Initial reports about her involvement are pointing to the character being Ann Woodward. The socialite — described as a "former showgirl and radio actress" accused of a 1955 murder — should be a fascinating role for the "Indecent Proposal" actress (via Variety).

What is the plot of Feud Season 2?

As the name implies, "Feud" will cover the divisions between a certain set of figures. This time, the series is focusing on Truman Capote and the women who figured into an infamous period of his life. Releasing excerpts from the novel "Answered Prayers" would go on to create chaos among the socialites who populated New York's social scene. Much like Capote's "In Cold Blood," these excerpts were based on very real events.

The series looks to cover selected parts of the story ranging over a decade, which would coincide with the excerpts' initial release during the '70s and subsequent aftermath. It ends with the author's death in 1984 and those who are left behind (via Vogue). Viewers can expect not only to see the infighting but Capote's slow decline, including various complications related to drug and alcohol abuse (via Vanity Fair). The fates of people in his social circle carry their own tragedies, all of which look to be featured in some form.