Get ready for your next Netflix binge because Darren Criss is set to star in and executive produce Ryan Murphy’s latest series, Hollywood.
Ryan Murphy, the absolute genius behind Glee, American Horror Story and American Crime Story is back at it again, this time with a straight-to-series Netflix show. Yep, I’m already back on my Glee bullshit. L-I-V-I-N-G FOR THIS.
The show, which he calls “a love letter to the Golden age of Tinseltown,” is still in it’s early stages, but we’ve already confirmed that Glee alum Darren Criss is involved. So I guess it’s time to binge-watch Glee and The Assassination of Gianni Versace because your fave TV combo are back, baby.
“Honored to say that I’m heading back to the House of Murphy where I’ll be starring in but also executive producing HOLLYWOOD with Time’s King of Television,” Darren said in an Instagram post.
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Honored to say that I’m heading back to the House of Murphy where I’ll be starring in but also executive producing HOLLYWOOD with Time’s King of Television. Late last year, @mrrpmurphy and I had dinner where he shared that he wanted to do a period piece that was young and optimistic. We landed on the idea of a series covering several narratives from 1940s Hollywood. We both left that evening feeling super excited about its potential. Two days later Netflix bought it. Not only is that a testament to the magic of Ryan Murphy, it’s a reminder of the kind of thing that can only happen in Hollywood…literally. Limited Series coming to @netflix May 2020.
We don’t know much about Hollywood, but considering the pair’s roaring success with previous projects, I’m pretty sure this will be one of those binge-the-whole-thing-in-one-night shows.
The show will be set in Hollywood in the 40s, and will likely show us the ol’ razzle dazzle of the entertainment biz back in the day. If Criss’ previous roles as Blaine Anderson in Glee, and Andrew Cunanan in American Crime Story is anything to go off, the acting in Hollywood is going to be top notch.
Murphy has a history of collaborating with the same people on a reccurring basis, so it’s unsurprising that Criss has been cast for a third role in his shows. But this time we’ll also be seeing Criss in a producer role, with the actor revealing that he and Murphy have had Hollywood in the works since late 2018.
The limited series will make its Netflix debut in May 2020. Until then, you’ll catch me watching Glee re-runs on repeat until the lyrics to Don’t Stop Believing are etched into my brain.