Does Ryan Murphy ever sleep? It seems like the Glee and American Horror Story creator always has another series on the way, and that’s because he does. Between multiple seasons of AHS and American Crime Story, plus shows including Scream Queens and The Politician, Murphy’s creative energy is boundless. So is his ability to attract big audiences no matter the genre he’s chosen to tackle. And now he’s back and exploring the dark side of fame in the new series, Hollywood.
Joined by his frequent collaborator Ian Brennan, Murphy takes a look at aspiring actors hoping to make it big in post-WWII Hollywood. It gives Murphy yet another chance to explore the seedy underbelly that comes with celebrity, in this case during Hollywood’s Golden Age.
The 7-episode series features a mix of Murphy favorites, screen veterans, and stars on the rise. Darren Criss, Patti LuPone, Dylan McDermott, Laura Harrier, Holland Taylor, Samara Weaving, Joe Mantello, Jim Parsons, Queen Latifah, Jeremy Pope, Jake Picking, Rob Reiner, Mira Sorvino, and Maude Apatow star.
Netflix will premiere Hollywood on May 1st.
SYNOPSIS: 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.