BBC Two has acquired the UK rights to Ryan Murphy's eight-part series Feud: Bette and Joan on the rivalry between two Hollywood icons.
The series tells of the the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during and after the production of their 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which continued long after the cameras stopped rolling.
Starring Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford and Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis, the series also features Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland and Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell.
Feud: Bette and Joan explores how the two stars dealt with ageism, sexism and misogyny while struggling to hang on to success and fame in the twilight of their careers.
Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two, said: “I am delighted that Ryan Murphy's brilliantly realised series Feud: Bette and Joan is coming to the channel. It features some wonderful performances, a flawless recreation of period and a delicious unravelling of a personal drama that had a massive impact on modern cinema. Feud is a real treat."
Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, added: “BBC Two viewers will relish this critically-acclaimed portrayal of Old Hollywood and a famously combustible yet poignant relationship - it is a zesty cocktail of glamour, wit and grit.”
Feud: Bette and Joan will air on BBC Two later this year.