In today’s edition of CarterMatt’s MIA Shows article series, we really are putting the focus on Feud that has certainly been off the radar for some time. Is it actually going to come back, or is the FX series formally canceled? In this particular article, we want to do our part to look at that further.
Before we dive too much further into this, just think back for a moment to Feud: Bette & Joan. When that first aired, it was a sensation for the network and drew it great critical attention. It also kicked off a great run of Susan Sarandon doing great TV including Ray Donovan. Given the show’s success, it did feel like a season 2 was going to be imminent — heck, one was even ordered, with the main story for it being to set around the story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. It was the sort of series that could have generated many headlines and likely led to many angry people in the Royal Family. Just remember here that not all of the people portrayed on Feud: Bette & Joan were altogether pleased with how they were portrayed either.
Yet, earlier this year it was announced that Feud: Charles & Diana was not happening. Why? The story wasn’t there in the way that anyone wanted. The series had supposedly cast Matthew Goode and Rosamund Pike in order to play the main characters, but nothing in the end came together with it. For the time being, this concept seems to be buried … but that doesn’t mean that Feud as a whole is over. It’s just going to continue to be MIA for a little while longer.
For a little bit more on this, just take a look at what FX Networks chief John Landgraf had to say earlier this year (via The Hollywood Reporter) on the subject:
I hope [there will be more]; I think Ryan would still consider it an active show, but he hasn’t told me what the next cycle is and when he’s going to make it and that’s really in his camp.
Will a season 2 ever happen?
We’re 50-50 on that. We do think that there is merit in continuing this franchise, but it is also worth noting that Murphy has moved his production banner over to Netflix and save for American Horror Story, most of his series are now over there. The future for another show in American Crime Story is also unclear, though it hasn’t been off the air for so long to be considered completely MIA. This is going to just come down to finding the right idea and the right collaborators, but that could come about at almost any time.
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