Ryan Murphy, one of the most high-profile and prolific creators in Hollywood, is set to showcase his newest masterpiece ‘Hollywood’ — a limited series co-created with Ian Brennan, 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.
Hollywood’s Golden Age
Of course, 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 surely exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.
Some of Murphy’s greatest works include American Horror Story and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which are, of course, award-winning and commercially successful.
In fact, in its first trailer, it follows those searching for success in “dreamland.” “If we change the way that movies are made, I think you can change the world,” Darren Criss’s aspiring director Raymond says in the star-studded first look. There’s dance sequences, film sets, and even a surprise cameo from Queen Latifah.
‘Hollywood’ will run for 7 episodes, and features a star-studded cast led by Darren Criss (who won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Versace’s Andrew Cunanan in American Crime Story), Laura Harrier, David Corsenwet, Jeremy Pope, Samara Weaving, Patti LuPone, Holland Taylor, Jim Parsons, Queen Latifah and more.
Hollywood is set to premiere on Netflix on May 1.