Zelda Fitzgerald is a name that has been doing the rounds over the past few weeks – and we’re not just referring to Amazon’s upcoming Jazz Age series, Z: The Beginning Of Everything.
Fitzgerald, a boisterous novelist and socialite of the early 20th century, has graced the screen countless times in the past, both through standalone dramas dedicated to her turbulent life, as well as those films that largely focused on her celebrated other half, F. Scott Fitzgerald. But it seems Hollywood has taken a renewed interest in the Jazz Age icon, now that two, competing period dramas have entered pre-production – one with Scarlett Johansson (The Beautiful and the Damned), the other with Jennifer Lawrence.
Yes, Zelda Fitzgerald is very much in vogue, and with little over a month to until Amazon’s new series, the online giant has debuted the latest trailer for Z: The Beginning Of Everything that introduces Christina Ricci in the starring role. It’s a remarkably stylish affair, simultaneously chronicling the fiery relationship between Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and the luxurious lives they led during the Roaring ’20s.
Z: The Beginning of Everything is a bio-series of the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Southern Belle turned flapper, writer and icon of modern feminism. Starting right before Zelda meets unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1918, Z dives into the fascinating life of a woman ahead of her time and the story of the most famous, and infamous, couple of the Roaring 1920s.
The inaugural season of Z: The Beginning of Everything will span 10 episodes in total when it premieres via Amazon Prime on January 27. Will you be tuning in?