Watch Z: The Beginning Of Everything

This period drama centers on Zelda Sayre, the eventual wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. The series begins before the couple meet, and it continues through their courtship and marriage. The series stars Christina Ricci as Zelda, and it debuted on Amazon Prime in November 2015, when its pilot episode premiered. Its initial full season is set to debut in February 2017.

Amazon Studios
1 Season, 10 Episodes
November 4, 2015
Comedy, Drama
7.2/10
Cast: Christina Ricci, David Hoflin, Kristine Nielsen, David Strathairn
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Z: The Beginning Of Everything Full Episode Guide

  • Zelda and Scott take a road trip back to Montgomery, using the time to work through the marital issues which are coming to a boil. They meet several characters on their journey who help to remind them what's most important in their lives. Back in Montgomery, they find themselves faced with a whole new world of unexpected possibilities.

  • Worlds collide and tensions rise to a boil when Zelda's parents show up at the Westport cottage. Scott realizes he may never be able to impress Zelda's father, and Zelda realizes there are major rifts in her marriage to Scott.

  • Zelda and Scott get away to their Westport cottage so that Scott can concentrate on his writing. But when Zelda grows bored and unsure, she finds herself forced to face what she wants her life to be. She realizes Scott hasn't been writing as much as he said, and tensions boil over. They decide to invite New York friends up for a party.

  • When Scott is invited to speak at Princeton, Zelda joins him and his old Princeton college pals at a reunion that stirs up lots of emotion. As Scott struggles to continue his writing, and their money troubles come to a head, Scott and Zelda decide they need to get away for a while.

  • As Zelda and Scott's star rises in New York, they start to flirt with fame in Hollywood. Scott considers adapting his novel for the big screen, and Zelda does a screen test for a big Hollywood director.

  • Scott's novel is a huge success, and he pushes Zelda to adjust to their new high life in New York. She's offended by his attempt to change her, and takes matters into her own hands, to remake herself.

  • Zelda arrives to the whirlwind of New York City, where Scott is in a mad hurry to marry her and celebrate their new life together. Scott welcomes Zelda to their new home at the opulent Biltmore hotel, where she meets all his old Princeton friends, and his newer city friends. The worlds of New York and Montgomery collide.

  • Zelda entertains other romantic options in Montgomery, while Scott struggles in New York. He quits his job and pours his all into finishing his novel, in an attempt to win Zelda's love. When he finally finds success, Zelda must decide if she wants to change her life and move to New York City.

  • Scott pursues Zelda in Montgomery, against the wishes of her unapproving father. After Scott's novel is rejected and he gets marching orders to ship out for war, Scott and Zelda must decide how much they can sacrifice to be together.

  • Z: The Beginning of Everything is a bio-series of the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Southern Belle turned flapper, writer and icon of modern feminism. Starting right before Zelda meets unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1918, Z dives into the fascinating life of a woman ahead of her time and the story of the most famous, and infamous, couple of the Roaring 1920s.

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Christina Ricci's Amazon Series Gets the Axe

It's the second female-fronted series that Amazon has cancelled this year.

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