Cate Blanchett has an unrivalled career in cinema - and now, the Australian acting legend has turned to television for what promises to be one of the most exciting shows of 2020.
Blanchett leads an extraordinary ensemble cast in Mrs America, a historical drama telling the story of the movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the States, and the backlash spearheaded by outspoken conservative Phyllis Schlafly.
The series debuted to rave reviews in the US, and is now heading to BBC this month.
Here's everything you need to know about the show...
When is Mrs America on BBC Two?
Mrs America makes its UK debut on Wednesday, July 9.
The series kicks off with the a double bill on BBC Two from 9pm.
The whole boxset will then be available to watch on BBC iPlayer straight after the second episode airs.
Who’s in the cast?
Mrs America boasts an incomparable ensemble of some of Hollywood’s most talented actresses.
As well as Blanchett playing Schlafly, Rose Byrne plays Gloria Steinem, Uzo Aduba is Shirley Chisolm and Elizabeth Banks plays Jill Ruckelshaus.
The series also features Margo Martindale as Bella Abzug, Melanie Lynskey as Rosemary Thompson and last (but definitely not least) Sarah Paulson plays a fictional character named Alice Macray.
Tracey Ullman, James Marsden, Jeanne Tripplehorn and John Slattery also star.
What’s the series about?
The drama is a dramatisation of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the US in the 1970s.
The show looks at both sides of the debate, analysing why Schlafly was so staunchly opposed to equal rights for women and how she gained support.
It also examines the main figures of second-wave feminism and how they fought for equal rights - as well as moments in which the movement fell short on accounting for women of colour and queer women.
Each episode follows characters on both sides of the debate, with one focused on Steinem (Byrne) and her journey through activism, and how she was met with doubt from conservatives and feminists.
While the show has taken fictional liberties, it broadly reflects the culture wars of the 1970s and how they influenced Western society as we know it today.
Mrs America premieres on BBC Two at 9pm, July 8.