The partnership between Ryan Murphy and Netflix continues to bear weird, wonderful fruit.
Netflix has announced that it has ordered another Ryan Murphy-created series to bring to its stream alongside The Politician several other projects in development. This one is called Hollywood and is created by Murphy and Ian Brennen. Hollywood is a seven-episode limited series set in post-World War II Los Angeles. It follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers as they try to make it big during a very strange time in the world’s history.
Murphy and Brennan will executive produce alongside Alexis Martin Woodall, Janet Mock. Murphy, Brennan, and Mock will all write for the series.
This is the latest in a long line of big projects for Murphy, who became one of television’s major power players through creating shows like Nip/Tuck, Glee, and American Horror Story. In 2018, Murphy signed a first-look deal with Netflix for a purported $300 million. Hollywood is just the latest project to emerge from this deal.
Here is everything else we know about Hollywood.
Hollywood Release Date
Hollywood is a limited series and will premiere all seven of its episodes on May 1, 2020 on Netflix.
Netflix has released a sprawling three-minute trailer for Hollywood. This seems to cover every possible dramatic moment from the series. But knowing Ryan Murphy’s M.O., this is only a tenth of what’s to come.
Now here is the real hallmark of a Murphy-produced TV show: the cast. Hollywood is no exception in getting some of TV’s most intriguing young stars. The cast of Hollywood will be made up of David Corenswet as Jack, Darren Criss as Raymond, Jeremy Pope as Archie, Laura Harrier as Camille, Samara Weaving as Claire, Dylan McDermott as Ernie, Holland Taylor as Ellen Kincaid, Patti LuPone as Avis, Jim Parsons as Henry Willson, Jake Picking as Rock Hudson, Joe Mantello as Dick, and Maude Apatow as Henrietta.
Get all that?
Per Netflix’s official description:
A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.
Stay tuned for for Hollywood information as it comes up. Granted, Netflix was pretty thorough in announcing the details on this one.