Darren Criss to Star in Ryan Murphy’s New Netflix Series Hollywood

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Darren Criss to Star in Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Series Hollywood

Darren Criss to star in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series Hollywood

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Darren Criss took to Instagram to reveal that he is set to star in creator Ryan Murphy’s upcoming drama titled Hollywood which was given a straight-to-series order by Netflix. Criss also announced that he would be serving as an executive producer alongside Murphy.

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This project will mark the fourth collaboration between Criss and Murphy, who have worked on the musical drama series Glee, American Horror Story: Hotel and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story with the latter earning Criss an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Limited Series.

Hollywood is co-created by Murphy and Ian Brennan and is being described as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.” The series will also star Two-time Grammy winner Patti LuPone, Holland Taylor (The Practice), Jeremy Pope (Ain’t Too Proud), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory). and Joe Mantello (Wicked).

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The series is the newest addition to Ryan Murphy’s long-list of ongoing projects that he is currently developing and producing for Netflix as part of his massive multi-year deal  with the streaming service. These projects include the dark comedy series The PoliticianRatched, a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) as a younger version of the cruel Nurse Ratched; and the film adaptation of hit Broadway musical The Prom featuring a star-studded cast led by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman; and five different projects that was recently announced.

 

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