Z is a bio-series pilot currently on Amazon based on 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. Starring Christina Ricci (‘Monster’) as Zelda Sayre, Z starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse, ‘Allegiance’), and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage—made in heaven, lived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. The series travels through the wild parties, the wicked jazz, the dissolute artists of the era, as well as the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that characterizes their later years. Z 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. The show pulls back the curtain on her triumphs and dark secrets. It’s a modern take on one of the most notorious love stories of all time, played out in salons and speak-easies from Montgomery, Alabama to the Cote D’Azur. ‘Z’ is written by Dawn Prestwich (‘The Killing’) and Nicole Yorkin (‘The Killing’), directed by Tim Blake Nelson (‘Anesthesia’), and executive produced by Pamela Koffler (‘Still Alice’) and Christine Vachon (‘One Hour Photo’) of Killer Films, as well as Ricci. The show also guest stars David Strathairn (‘Good Night and Good Luck’) as Judge Anthony Dickerson Sayre, Kristine Nielsen (‘Savages’) as Minnie Sayre, Maya Kazan (‘The Knick’) as Livye Hart, Sarah Schenkkan (’30 Rock’) as Eleanor Browder, Jamie Anne Allman (‘The Killing’) as Tootsie Sayre, and Holly Curran (‘Alpha House’) as Tilde Sayre.