Ryan Murphy’s New Miniseries Hollywood Sets Premiere Date in First Poster
Netflix has released the first key-art poster for award-winning creator Ryan Murphy’s newest limited series Hollywood, which is described as Murphy’s love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Darren Criss, Patti LuPone, and Samara Weaving, the seven-episode series will be available for streaming on May 1. Check out the full poster below!
Hollywood will follow the story of 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. The 7-episode series exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.
The miniseries will star Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Darren Criss (American Crime Story) as Raymond, Samara Weaving (Ready or Not, Guns Akimbo) as Claire, Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman) as Camille, David Corenswet (The Politician) as Jack, Two-time Grammy winner Patti LuPone as Avis, Holland Taylor (The Practice) as Ellen Kincaid, Jeremy Pope (Ain’t Too Proud) as Archie, Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) as Ernie, Emmy winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) as Henry Wilson, Jake Picking (Top Gun: Maverick) as Rock Hudson and Joe Mantello (Wicked) as Dick.
Hollywood is co-created and executive produced by longtime collaborators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan (Glee, Scream Queens). Alexis Martin Woodall, Darren Criss, and Janet Mock will also be executive producing with Mock serving as a writer and director.
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 Ratched, 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.