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Christina Ricci is the reason to watch Amazon Prime's new biographical drama 'Z: The Beginning of Everything'

Christina Ricci is the reason to watch Amazon Prime's new biographical drama 'Z: The Beginning of Everything'

In the biographical drama “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” Christina Ricci plays Zelda Sayre, a rebellious Southern belle later enshrined in literary legend as Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife, muse and partner in Jazz Age heck-raising of the writer F. Scott. Still later, beginning with Nancy Milford’s best-selling, 1970 biography, “Zelda,” she was emancipated from that partnership, as someone to take seriously in her own right.

Adapted from Therese Anne Fowler’s historical novel by the team of Nicole Yorkin and Dawn Prestwich (“The Killing”), the series premieres in its 10-episode entirety Friday on Amazon Prime. I’m not a fan of biographical pictures, generally, which tend...

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