Ryan Murphy’s new series Hollywood starting production this summer
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Ryan Murphy (American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Pose) has a new series coming out on Netflix titled Hollywood, co-created with Emmy nominee Ian Brennan (Glee, Scream Queens). Murphy announced the news on his Instagram revealing that the show will begin principal photography this summer. You can check out his post now below!
Hollywood will be a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown. The straight-to-series production will serve as Murphy’s third show for Netflix.
Last year, Murphy entered into a multi-year deal to produce new series and films exclusively for the streaming giant, which officially began on July 1, 2018. His previous series that landed at Netflix include Ratched and The Politician.
Ratched is a series prequel to 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with Paulson playing a younger version of the villainous Nurse Ratched. The series will start in 1947, and chronicle her rise from lowly nurse to one of the most loathsome screen villains of all time.
The series was created by recent film school graduate Evan Romansky, who wrote the script on spec. It was reportedly given to Murphy’s agent, who spent a year acquiring the rights and getting Douglas and the Saul Zaentz estate to jump on board. It reportedly spawned a bidding war between Netflix, Hulu and Apple before Netflix ended up securing the rights.
Executive producing alongside Murphy and Douglas are Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley and Jacob Epstein from Lighthouse Management & Media and Romansky who will co-executive produce. Paulson will produce with Paul Zaentz from the Saul Zaentz Company. Fox 21 will be the studio for the show.
The Politician is described as a comedy that features social commentary. Not much else is known about the project, but it was reported that the show will center on Ben Platt’s (Dear Evan Hanson) character, Payton, “a wealthy Santa Barbarian” with political aspirations. Each season of The Politician, which has already been given a “two-season straight-to-series order,” will focus on different political races that Payton is involved in.
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