Netflix reunites Amy Adams and Adam McKay for a limited drama series King of America. Talking about Amy Adams, Netflix is also in the process is acquiring The Women In The Window starring her from Disney.
Adams and McKay’s first collaboration was McKay’s 2006 comedy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. They have earlier also worked together for 2018 comedy-drama Vice that received eight Academy Award nominations.
Kings Of America features the story of three powerful women, whose lives are inextricably intertwined with the world’s largest company: a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive, and a longtime Walmart saleswoman and preacher who dared to fight against the retail giant in the biggest class-action lawsuit in US history.
Journalist and author Jess Kimball Leslie, known for her book, I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live In It has written and created the series. She will also executive produce the series.
Amy Adams (Sharp Objects, Vice) apart from appearing as the lead in the series will also executive produce it along with her business partner Stacey O’Neil under her production banner Bond Group Entertainment. McKay (Succession, Vice) who has been roped in to direct the first episode will also be one of the executive producers via his production company Hyperobject Industries along with Betsy Koch.
Netflix has bought in Emmy nominee Diana Son (Genius: Aretha, 13 Reasons Why) to be the showrunner as well as executive produce the limited drama series. Brunson Green will also serve as executive producer.