New Netflix Series 'Hollywood' Re-imagines The Golden Age Of Cinema In Tinseltown

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'Hollywood' is a new Netflix series co-created by Ryan Murphy ('Glee', 'Nip/Tuck', 'Pose'). 'Hollywood' is a new Netflix series co-created by Ryan Murphy ('Glee', 'Nip/Tuck', 'Pose'). Image: Instagram

A new, limited series about 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) is coming to Netflix.

'Hollywood' has been created by Ryan Murphy ('Glee', 'Nip/Tuck', 'Pose') and Ian Brennan ('Glee', 'Scream Queens'), and explores an alternate history of the Golden Age of Hollywood with some names you'll recognise from the past (Rock Hudson, Vivien Leigh, Eleanor Roosevelt).

"[The show will] look at Hollywood and the sex industry, and how absolutely everything has changed and nothing has changed," Murphy told Hollywood Reporter last year. Murphy previously depicted this era with his 2017 FX limited series 'Feud: Bette And Joan'.

'Hollywood' features an array of characters who each offer a glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood's Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality.


The cast includes Darren Criss, who won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his leading role in 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' and David Corenswet ('The Politician'), as well as emerging Broadway star Jeremy Pope, Laura Harrier ('Spider-Man: Homecoming', 'BlacKkKlansman') and Aussie actor Samara Weaving ('Picnic At Hanging Rock', 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri').

Veterans Dylan McDermott ('American Horror Story'), Holland Taylor ('Two And A Half Men', 'Mr Mercedes'), Patti LuPone ('Evita', 'Gypsy') and Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) add plenty of flavour to an ensemble cast.

While Queen Latifah portrays Hattie McDaniel, who was the first black person to win an Oscar (Best Supporting Actress) for her role as Mammy in 'Gone With The Wind'.

Mira Sorvino, Rob Reiner, and Maude Apatow will appear in the series as guest stars.

 
 
 
 
 
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All seven episodes of 'Hollywood' will hit Netflix on 1 May.

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