Netflix has gifted fans a first look at Ryan Murphy‘s new limited series, Hollywood. Darren Criss stars in it, and that was more than enough to make me write this yarn. So here we are.
The seven-part limited series is co-created by Murphy and frequent collaborator Ian Brennan (The Politician, Glee, Scream Queens). It follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in Hollywood, post-World War II, as they try and make it big in Tinseltown – no matter the cost.
Per the official synopsis, “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 continues 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.”
Sounds positively intriguing.
Along with Criss, Hollywood stars David Corenswet (The Politician), Jeremy Pope (The Ranger), Aussie actor Samara Weaving (Ready or Not), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Holland Taylor (take your pick), Patti LuPone (Penny Dreadful), Jake Picking (Horse Girl), and Joe Mantello (The Normal Heart), with Maude Apatow (Euphoria), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), and Rob Reiner (All in the Family).
As always, it’s a big cast.
Earlier today, Netflix unleashed our first look a the series and it is head-to-toe a Ryan Murphy project.
Once again, the costumes are absolutely divine.
You can find the rest of the pictures in the thread below. All episodes premiere May 1 only on Netflix.
FIRST LOOK: Hollywood
A limited series about a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers (@DarrenCriss @corenswet @jrmypope @LauraHarrier @Sweaving & Jake Picking) in post-World War II Hollywood trying to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. pic.twitter.com/MmDYV0lOyC
— Queue (@netflixqueue) April 2, 2020
Stay tuned for the trailer.