Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has his second Netflix series on the way following The Politician – and it looks like a doozy. The trailer has arrived.
Co-created by Ian Brennan (Glee, Scream Queens), this mini-series is set in post-WWII Hollywood and follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers trying to make it big in the cutthroat biz. In true Murphy style, this looks to have it all, covering racism, homophobia, crime, the nature of fame and what people will do to both get it and keep it. It also looks like a lot of fun.
The big cast includes (big breath) 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.
Keep an eye out for this one: Hollywood arrives on Netflix on May 1st.
Official synopsis for Hollywood:
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.