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Netflix announces limited series 'Kings of America'; Amy Adams and Adam McKay re-team for powerful new drama

Netflix announces limited series 'Kings of America'; Amy Adams and Adam McKay re-team for powerful new drama
  • Logline: Kings of America centers on the stories of three powerful women whose lives were 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.

  • Format: Limited Series, Drama

  • Amy Adams (Sharp Objects, Vice) will star as one of the leads and executive produce via her production company Bond Group Entertainment along with Stacy O’Neil. 

  • Adam McKay (Succession, Vice) is attached to direct the first episode and executive produce along with Betsy Koch via Hyperobject Industries.

  • Adams and McKay re-team for Kings of America after most recently working together on Vice, which went on to receive eight Academy Award nominations, including a Best Supporting Actress nod for Adams. They first collaborated on McKay’s 2006 comedy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

  • Emmy-nominee Diana Son (Genius: Aretha, 13 Reasons Why) will serve as Showrunner  and Executive Producer. 

  • Jess Kimball Leslie is the Writer / Creator / Executive Producer. Kimball is a journalist and author of “I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live In It.”

  • Brunson Green will serve as Executive Producer.

Nidia Caceros Kilde

nkilde@netflix.com

Emily Robinson

emilyr@netflix.com