Airdate: Hollywood

Ryan Murphy’s next high profile drama Hollywood will premiere on Netflix on Friday May 1st.

The series is described as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown,” and covers several narratives from 1940s Hollywood.

The cast features Darren Criss  as Raymond, David Corenswet as Jack, Jeremy Pope as Archie, Patti LuPone as Avis, Jim Parsons as talent agent Henry Willson, Dylan McDermott as Ernie, Joe Mantello as Dick, Holland Taylor as Ellen Kincaid, Maude Apatow as Henrietta, Jake Picking as Rock Hudson, Laura Harrier  as Camille and Aussie Samara Weaving as Claire.

With the present so fraught and the future uncertain, we turned to the past for direction, uncovering buried history to spin an aspirational tale of what ifs: What if a band of outsiders were given a chance to tell their own story? What if the person with greenlight power was a woman? The screenwriter a black man? What if the heroine was a woman of color? The matinee idol openly gay? And what if they were all invited into the room where the decisions are made, entering fully and unapologetically themselves to leave victorious and vaunted, their place in history cemented. Hollywood is a love letter to our little industry town where dreamers dwell, stars are born, and magic transcends reality.

Friday May 1 on Netflix.

One Comment:

  1. The Hollywood Blacklist should also be featured as well, this was a historically shameful period that tends to get forgotten in this age of ‘Me Too’ politics.
    And while on that subject, sex was always somewhere in Hollywood, so this series could have a long run.

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