Ryan Murphy has been changing the TV landscape for years with shows like ‘Glee’, ‘Nip/Tuck’, ‘Scream Queens’, ‘Pose’, and more. Now his new show, ‘Hollywood’, with his frequent collaborator Ian Brennan (‘The Politician’, ‘Glee’), will be one of many upcoming Murphy productions for Netflix.
What will “Hollywood” be about?
One way to describe Ryan Murphy’s shows is that they’re weird yet very interesting. We have no doubt that Hollywood would be any different. However, the weirdness is bound to go up a notch as the series is going to be set in retro Hollywood. Yes, we’re getting a period drama from Ryan Murphy.
The seven-episode limited series will follow a group of actors and filmmakers looking to make it big in Hollywood in the 1940s, in the years after World War II. Murphy is describing the show as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown,” so it sounds right up our alley. Also, the man knows how to execute a great period piece. Just think back to all those seasons of ‘American Horror Story’ you’ve obsessively watched over the years. And we know that you have no need to deny.
Ryan Murphy is bringing “Hollywood” to Netflix. Co-created with Ian Brennan, Murphy describes the new series as "a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown" https://t.co/RzeQ10iRNH pic.twitter.com/RpnTllgDO7
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When will it release?
Murphy posted to Instagram the first look at ‘Hollywood with the caption, “What if you could rewrite the story? Hollywood arrives May 1 on Netflix.” The picture included a photo of five people looking out onto Los Angeles from atop of the iconic Hollywood sign. If this is his way of posting a thirst trap to reel us into watching the show, we’re all for it. We haven’t even seen the cast yet in costume but we are so ready!
Who’s in the Cast?
Speaking of characters, Hollywood has a fully stacked cast with just about everyone you’ve ever loved and adored. Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, and David Corenswet will have leading roles in the series. Criss, who you may remember from his days on multiple Murphy projects like ‘Glee’ and ‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’, is also an executive producer on the project.
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Honored to say that I’m heading back to the House of Murphy where I’ll be starring in but also executive producing HOLLYWOOD with Time’s King of Television. Late last year, @mrrpmurphy and I had dinner where he shared that he wanted to do a period piece that was young and optimistic. We landed on the idea of a series covering several narratives from 1940s Hollywood. We both left that evening feeling super excited about its potential. Two days later Netflix bought it. Not only is that a testament to the magic of Ryan Murphy, it’s a reminder of the kind of thing that can only happen in Hollywood…literally. Limited Series coming to @netflix May 2020.