MNA Entertainment Desk: British Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones will star in the dark comedy “Queen America,” the first major series produced by Facebook, which is seeking a foothold in the uber-competitive market for original content.
The sultry 48-year-old actress, who took home an Oscar in 2003 for “Chicago,” confirmed her jump to the small screen-fittingly-in a Facebook post. The news was first reported by Hollywood industry outlet Deadline.
“So excited about my next project!” wrote Zeta-Jones. “I think you’re going to love it!”
“Queen America” takes a look at the cutthroat world of beauty pageants in America. Zeta-Jones stars as ruthless coach Vicki Ellis, who is in high demand from girls and women hoping to be the next Miss America.
The 10 half-hour episodes will debut on Facebook’s relatively new video platform Watch, reported new agency.