Category: TV Shows

UPDATES: News on Mrs. America and Stateless series starring Cate Blanchett

Sunday, May 19, 2019
UPDATES: News on Mrs. America and Stateless series starring Cate Blanchett

Hey Blanchetters!

Things are pretty quiet in Cateland right?
But we had quite the week with Cate’s 50th birthday. So many beautiful messages and actions from the fans!

During the past few weeks some news became available on the two new series projects Cate is attached to.
Firstly, we have the CBS / FX Network mini series Mrs. America where Cate will play Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative woman who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment initiative that would guarantee the equal rights of women (USA).

Blanchett is also in executive production of this limited series and she will be joined by stars James Marsden, Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba (as Shirley Chisholm), Rose Byrne (as Gloria Steinem), Margo Matindale (as Bella Abzug), Tracey Ullman (as Betty Friedan), Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, John Slattery and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

“I am extremely excited about delving into the material as there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to peel back the layers of this recent period of history, which couldn’t be more relevant today,” Blanchett said in a statement.

Created by Dahvi Waller, the series has a nine-episode arc and the production is set to start this year, with filming from 19th June until November 1st in Toronto, Canada.

Cate will have a busy second semester! She is also going to produce an Australian TV Series.

Stateless is a new TV series about immigration detention in Australia co-created by Cate Blanchett, Tony Ayres and Elise McCredie. Cate will star in the series and, alongside with Andrew Upton, will also act as executive producer of this Australian Broadcasting Corporation limited series.

McCredie and Belinda Chayko are writing the series that will be directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker) and Emma Freedman.

Blanchett said while the story was focused on Australia, it explored global themes: “The desire for personal freedom, the need for social stability, an escalating lack of faith in the political process and the deeply unsettling impact this has on individual lives.”

The cast also includes Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Dominic West (The Affair), Rachel House, Jai Courtney, Clarence Ryan, Fayssal Bazzi, Claude Jabbour, Rose Riley, Kate Box, Helana Sawires and Asher Keddie.

Inspired by real events, Stateless tells the story of four strangers in an Australian immigration centre: an airline hostess leaving a cult, an Afghan refugee escaping persecution, a father saddled with a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat steeped in a national scandal.

Stateless is expected to air on the ABC in 2020 , it will be distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal. Production is set to begin in June.

Stay tuned!!!

Source 1, 2, 3

Do you like CBF site and gallery? If you can, help the site with donations (sidebar).

Cate Blanchett as a presenter on Australian Story episode

Cate Blanchett as a presenter on Australian Story episode

Hey Blanchetters! As we announced here a few days ago, Cate was going to introduce the latest episode of Australian Story featuring Muriel’s Wedding directors, Jocelyn Moorhouse and PJ Hogan. Take a look at the episode entitled The Kids...
Jocelyn Moorhouse & Pj Hogan are featured on Australian Story introduced by Cate Blanchett

Jocelyn Moorhouse & Pj Hogan are featured on Australian Story introduced by Cate Blanchett

Hello everybody! ABC's Australian Story will have Cate Blanchett as its presenter next Monday. She will be introducing directors Jocelyn Moorhouse & Pj Hogan in the episode called Jocelyn Moorhouse and PJ Hogan - The Kids are Alright. The...
Updates | Documentary Now! episode “Waiting for the Artist” featuring Cate Blanchett

Updates | Documentary Now! episode “Waiting for the Artist” featuring Cate Blanchett

Hello everyone! Have you watched Documentary Now! episode "Waiting for the Artist"? We have and we think Cate is amazing as perfomance artist Izabella Barta! The episode is hilarious and memorable! If you haven't watched it yet, make sure...
New video and still of Documentary Now! episode with Cate Blanchett

New video and still of Documentary Now! episode with Cate Blanchett

Hey everyone! Tonight, the Documentary Now! episode "Waiting for the artist" starring Cate Blanchett and Fred Armisen will be airing on IFC Network (11 pm). After tonight, the episode will air again Saturday 3:30 am and then 6am (Thanks...
Cate Blanchett and Fred Armisen in new footage of Documentary Now!

Cate Blanchett and Fred Armisen in new footage of Documentary Now!

Hey everyone! New footage of Cate Blanchett as Izabella Barta has been released today and it's absolutely funny and impressive the Marina Abramovic impression made by Cate. Take a look the new content below and don't miss Documentary Now!...
Documentary Now! episode starring Cate Blanchett: New content

Documentary Now! episode starring Cate Blanchett: New content

Hello everyone! We have a new still and a couple of details about the Documentary Now episode starring Cate Blanchett entitled "Waiting for the artist". Enjoy! The episode “Waiting for the Artist,” is set to air on IFC, March...
Documentary Now! episode featuring Cate Blanchett to air March 6

Documentary Now! episode featuring Cate Blanchett to air March 6

Hi everyone! We have few updates on Documentary Now!. The episode "Waiting for the Artist," featuring Cate Blanchett and Armisen in a spoof of "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" is set to air on IFC, March 6 at...
Documentary Now! – Premiere Date and New Stills

Documentary Now! – Premiere Date and New Stills

Hello Everyone! We have news from "Documentary Now!", the first two episodes of the new season will have their premiere during Sundance Film Festival on Sunday January 27, 2019 and will later be released on IFC on February 20,...
Documentary Now: Poster, Stills and Sundance Preview

Documentary Now: Poster, Stills and Sundance Preview

Hello dear Blanchetters, we have the first images from Documentary Now! The episode featuring Cate - Waiting for the Artist - will debut at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival to be screened later on IFC on February 20, 2019....