Z: The Beginning of Everything

Z: The Beginning of Everything is an American period drama television series[1] created by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin for Amazon Studios that debuted on November 5, 2015. It is based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. The series presents a fictionalized version of the life of American socialite and writer Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (Christina Ricci) in the 1920s. The first season covers her marriage to the author F. Scott Fitzgerald – who had yet to become famous for his work – and the subsequent marital tensions that arose from their lifestyle full of partying and alcohol.

Z: The Beginning of Everything
Amazon 2017 Z TV Series Season 1 Title Card.jpg
GenrePeriod drama
Created byDawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin
ComposerMarcelo Zarvos
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducerTherese Anne Fowler
EditorJoe Klotz
Camera setupTim Orr
Running time27 minutes
Production companiesKiller Films
Yorkin Prestwich
Amazon Studios
Original networkAmazon Prime Video
Original releaseNovember 5, 2015 (2015-11-05) –
January 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)

The first season was released on January 27, 2017.[2] On April 27, 2017 it was revealed that Amazon had ordered a second season.[3] It was then announced on September 7, 2017 that Amazon had rescinded the renewal, cancelling the show after one season.[4]


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No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Pilot"Tim Blake NelsonDawn Prestwich & Nicole YorkinNovember 5, 2015 (2015-11-05)
2"Just Humans"Mike BarkerNicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
3"The Right Side of Paradise"Mike BarkerLydia WoodwardJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
4"You, Me and Us"Neasa HardimanIan Deitchman & Kristin Rusk RobinsonJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
5"The It Girl"Neasa HardimanKit SteinkellnerJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
6"Lights! Camera! Fitzgerald!"Minkie SpiroMarcus GardleyJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
7"Where There Are Friends, There Are Riches"Minkie SpiroDoug DorstJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
8"Playing House"Wash WestmorelandIan Deitchman & Kristin Rusk RobinsonJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
9"Quicksand"Wash WestmorelandLydia WoodwardJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)
10"Best of All"Mike BarkerDawn Prestwich & Nicole YorkinJanuary 27, 2017 (2017-01-27)


  1. ^ Wollaston, Sam (January 28, 2017). "Z: The Beginning of Everything review – come on Zelda, Scott, where's the passion?". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved April 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Z: The Beginning of Everything 1 Season". Amazon. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Z: The Beginning of Everything Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon". Variety. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Amazon Axes Zelda Fitzgerald Series Months After Surprise Renewal (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 7, 2017.

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