As the song by a certain Material Girl goes “everybody comes to Hollywood”. Based on the announcement released this week regarding Ryan Murphy’s newest Netflix (sure to be) smash hit Hollywood, Murphy has an all star cast converging on Tinseltown to pay homage to an era of Hollywood gone by.
Hollywood cast features everyone from The Politician stand out David Corenswet as Jack, Emmy-winner Darren Criss as Raymond, Jeremy Pope as Archie, Laura Harrier as Camille, and Samara Weaving as Claire. Murphy favorite Dylan McDermott as Ernie, and Broadway powerhouses Holland Taylor as Ellen Kincaid & Patti LuPone as Avis. Jim Parsons as Henry Willson, Jake Picking as Rock Hudson, Joe Mantello as Dick, and Maude Apatow as Henrietta round out a truly stellar cast.
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“Hollywood” — my new Netflix show co-created with Ian Brennan — begins principal photography this summer. A love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown, this straight-to-series production will be my third show for Netflix and I couldn’t be more excited or proud about the work we are doing together. More to come…
The Netflix synopsis of the show only adds significant anticipation to the show; “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”.
Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood” premieres May 1st on Netflix