Pasadena, CA -- We’re past the halfway mark of the Winter 2020 Television Critics Association tour, with panels for dozens of shows behind us, and so far the program that has stood out to me above the rest is the upcoming limited series Mrs. America, which will debut in April on FX on Hulu. We have many sessions for many more cable and streaming series to come in the days ahead, but at this point I’m comfortable declaring that this show will be one of the best of the year and will dominate the 2020 Emmys and the 2021 awards season. The Mrs. America panel has certainly been the most engrossing to date at the tour. The series is set in the ‘70s, and it tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the combustive efforts of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly to prevent that from happening. Schlafly is likely long forgotten or not at all known, depending on one’s generation, but her story nevertheless reflects the volatility surrounding certain women’s issues in society today.
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