Season one is the story of the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an Oscar vendetta.
Cast aside by Hollywood, screen legends Joan Crawford and Bette Davis battle ageism, sexism and each other when they sign up to make "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?"
With production on "Baby Jane" underway, Bette and Joan form an alliance, but outside forces conspire against them.
As the production of Baby Jane reaches its climax, the feud becomes physical. Also: Bette's relationship with her daughter becomes strained when she bonds with a new cast member and Joan reveals an intimate detail about her past.
On the eve of its release, bad word-of-mouth plagues Baby Jane; Bette and Joan brace for failure; Pauline tries to break gender barriers; and Oscar nominations are announced.
Bette is on track to win a record-breaking third Best Actress Oscar. Joan and Hedda launch a clandestine campaign against her.
Hungry for another hit, Warner pressures Aldrich to bring the original team back together for a follow-up hag horror pic. Someone from Joan’s past poses a threat.
With production of Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte underway, the feud is intensified when Joan learns of a new producer on the project. In an unguarded moment, Bette reveals her vulnerabilities to Bob.
Joan accepts a leading role on a new film despite her deteriorating health. Faced with a new rival, Bette reflects on her misplaced feud with Joan.