Ryan Murphy’s limited series, premiering May 1, offers a glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Ryan Murphy’s new limited series Hollywood, which offers a glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, is set to premiere on Netflix May 1.
Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown. The series, which spotlights the biases across race, gender, and sexuality that continue to this day, examines decades-old power dynamics and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.
Penned by Murphy, Ian Brennan, and Janet Mock, the seven-episode series features David Corenswet as Jack, Darren Criss as Raymond, Jeremy Pope as Archie, Laura Harrier as Camille, Samara Weaving as Claire, Dylan McDermott as Ernie, Holland Taylor as Ellen Kincaid, Tony winner Patti LuPone as Avis, Jim Parsons as Henry Willson, Jake Picking as Rock Hudson, Tony winner Joe Mantello as Dick, and Maude Apatow as Henrietta.
The series is executive-produced by co-creators Murphy and Brennan, along with Alexis Martin Woodall and Mock, who also serves as a director.