Kings of America is set to be a limited series with an all-star cast to be streamed on Netflix. The miniseries tells the true story of three powerful women who launch a lawsuit against Walmart. The show will feature an all-star cast, although only one actress has been announced so far. Read on to find out what we know so far about this exciting series.
Kings of America on Netflix
The miniseries was first announced in August 2020 and is based on true events. While it will have an all-star cast, the series also has a great team of producers behind it. That team will include Adam McKay, Stacy O’Neil, Diana Son, Amy Adams, Betsy Koch, Brunson Green, and Jess Kimball Leslie. Adam McKay is set to do plenty on Netflix, as he is already involved with the release of Don’t Look Up in December 2021. He is also known for Vice, The Other Guys, and The Big Short.
The series creator is Jess Kimball Leslie, who describes the project as her “first foray into Hollywood.” Previously, she is known for being a journalist and for also writing the novel I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live In It. Diana Son will be writing the miniseries and will also act as the showrunner. Son is best known for her work on the Netflix Original series 13 Reasons Why.
What is the series about?
Kings of America is a mini-series about a lawsuit against the giant Walmart, the company owned by the Walton Family. The Waltons are known to be the wealthiest family in the US with a net worth of some $247 billion. Tackling a lawsuit against such a rich empire is daring indeed.
Based on a true story, the mini-series will center on the stories of three powerful women. The three women’s lives are inextricably intertwined with the world’s largest company. Meanwhile, the women consist of a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive, and a long-time Walmart saleswoman and preacher. Between the three of them, they dare to fight against the retail giant in the biggest class-action lawsuit in US history.
Cast of the Netflix series Kings of America
Thus far, only one cast member has been confirmed and that is Amy Adams who will play the role of Julie Rome. Her character is described as a smart, blond-haired, and blue-eyed city girl who will stand out like a sore thumb in the country.
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Netflix is reportedly looking at veteran actress Glenn Close for the role of Alice Walker. This wouldn’t be the first time that Adams and Close have worked together on a Netflix Original. They starred together in the Netflix adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, with Adams playing Bev and Close playing Mamaw. Meanwhile, Amy famously starred in the Netflix Original film The Woman in the Window.
Other characters to be cast include Betty Duke, an African American, and smart charismatic preacher. Netflix is looking for someone for the role of Roy Scott, a Texan “born for the upper echelons of corporate America” who is described somewhat like George W. Bush. Other characters will be a billionaire businessman called Jim and a Navy SEAL named Steve Hall.
When will production on Kings of America start?
Details are currently scarce, but according to What’s on Netflix, the series was said to have entered pre-production this summer. Reportedly, Netflix hopes to film in late 2021, but no set dates are as yet available.
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