The first season of the popular show “Feud” covered the true story of the feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, while they working together on “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” After its success, season 2 of the show was announced, set to be about the messy and controversial divorce of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. However, unfortunately, this no longer seems to be happening. Read on to learn why this is the case exactly.
Feud Season 2 was reportedly going to cover Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ divorce
The second season was announced to cover the former royal couple, mostly focusing on the end of their marriage. In addition, there was even a timeline established in order to start the shooting.
Ryan Murphy spoke with the Deadline, and said, “The next one is about Charles and Diana. We are shooting I think in the late fall and I’m casting Charles and Diana.”
Murphy also discussed why the production team really decided to make the second season about the filing of the divorce papers.
“I think having a show called Feud is interesting because I love when Cathy (Zeta-Jones, as Olivia de Havilland) says feuds are about pain. So Charles and Diana’s story literally begins with filing the divorce papers. It’s about that pain of the dissolving of a fairy tale, particularly for Diana. It starts with the filing of divorce papers and takes you up until her death.”
However, now that the second season is no longer in the works, there are several reasons as to why. Actually, there was also one cancelation theory that was denied.
FX chief John Landgraf denied The Crown being a reason why it was scrapped
The Crown has done extensive research regarding the royal family before Princess Diana came into the picture. However, it was set to cover the years in the future. Some people also wondered if the second season of the show was scrapped because of the heavy competition.
John Landgraf, chief of FX, spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the second season. He said, “It’s not moving forward at the moment. It’s not because of The Crown.“
He went on to explain how this FX show would have been different from the similarly popular Netflix series.
“I think there was a very different approach. I happen to really like The Crown. But it’s told from the point of view of the royal family. This is told from the point of view of somebody coming into that family a la Meghan Markle. Ultimately, we couldn’t get the material to the place we wanted.”
Ryan Murphy said he could not find his personal way into it
The divorce of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has been portrayed in many ways over the years. Ryan Murphy said that he had struggled on how to properly approach the story in the right way, and timing came into play when scrapping the project entirely was looming closer and closer.
Murphy told US Weekly, “I thought I was going to for a while, I just decided that I couldn’t find my personal way into it, and then I got a deal with Netflix, so I’m no longer at Fox”.
Feud Season 2 is currently on hold
So what is the current situation then? The good news is that the show is not canceled, but it is completely unknown when it will come back. Landgraf gave everyone and update on the show, and revealed the following:
“I’d say if you asked Ryan, he would still say it’s an active series and he’s still intending to do further cycles. But he hasn’t told me ‘this is the cycle I’m doing and this is when I’m doing it.’”
Murphy specifically mentioned and clarified for Us Weekly that “It’s on hold right now!” Therefore, it is unknown when “Feud” will continue on, nor what the next season will focus on instead on the marriage and divorce of Lady Diana and Prince Charles.