Z: The Beginning of Everything is a fictionalized bio series of the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant, Jazz Age in the 20s.
The series begins the moment Zelda meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in Montgomery, Alabama in 1918 and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage — made in heaven, lived out in hell — as the celebrity couple of their time.
Z: The Beginning of Everything shows us the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that leads to Zelda’s tragic, untimely end. It dives into the fascinating life of a woman ahead of her time, an artist determined to establish her own identity in the tempestuous wake of a world-famous husband. A modern take on one of the most notorious love stories of all time, Z: The Beginning of Everything will be played out in salons and speak-easies from Montgomery, Alabama to the Cote D’Azur.
Christina Ricci as Zelda Sayre
David Strathairn as Anthony Dickerson Sayre
Gavin Stenhouse as F. Scott Fitzgerald
Holly Curran as Tilde Sayre
Jamie Anne Allman as Tootsie Sayre
Kristine Nielsen as Minnie Sayre
Maya Kazan as Livye Hart
Sarah Schenkkan as Eleanor Browder
key behind the scenes crew
Christina Ricci as Executive producer
Christine Vachon as Executive producer
Dawn Prestwich as Creator/Executive producer
Nicole Yorkin as Creator/Executive producer
Pamela Koffler as Executive producer
Tim Blake Nelson as Director of pilot
5 November 2015
renewed for a second season on 28 April 2017.
network and production companies
Amazon Prime – Amazon Studios – Killer Films