All hail the Queen. Catherine Zeta-Jones makes a regal return to the small screen, headlining Queen America. The 10 episode half-hour series premieres Nov. 18 on Facebook Watch, with new episodes available weekly on the show page. Zeta-Jones is Vicki Ellis, a renowned (and ruthless) Oklahoma pageant coach who tries to mold the hapless Samantha (Belle Shouse) into a winner, a task that could cost her her reputation and career. Click through for a first look at the delicious pageant world (no talent competition necessary).
Watching from the wings
Vicki (Zeta-Jones) nails the glossy perfection of the pageant world, while waiting nervously in the wings. Mary Clark (Rana Roy) and Nigel (Teagle F. Bougere) are part of Vicki pageant team — Mary is a fitness instructor for the pageant contenders and Nigel is Vicki’s BFF, her confidante, protector and moral compass.
Practice that pageant wave
Brittany (Megan West) shows off her perfect pageant wave, while new competitor Samantha (Belle Shouse) sits nervously in wait. Brittany is Miss Texas, and Samantha’s primary competition.
No pain, no gain
Vicki’s protege, Hayley (Victoria Justice), has a single-minded devotion to becoming a beauty queen, something she was primed for from the age of 12.
Sisterly (tough) love
Katie (Molly Price), Vicki’s sister, and her daughter Bella (Isabella Amara) are the working-class ties to Vicki’s impoverished past that she has shed to lead a glamorous pageant-obsessed life. Katie is proud of her hard-working roots and decries the frivolity of Vicki’s life, while sarcastic Bella hates anything to do with pageants.
Strut your stuff
Vicki, and her core support team of Nigel and Mary, try to prepare Samantha to enter the world of extremely competitive pageantry.
Who's the pageant boss?
Regina (Judith Light) is Vicki’s former pageant coach and the woman who taught her everything she knows. A charming woman from “old money,” Regina still represents everything Vicki wants to be.
Bless your heart
Vicki faces off against her nemesis, Mandy Green (Jennifer Westfeldt) — the reigning pageant coach of Texas — one of her biggest state rivals.