After a prolific year in 2019 (from Pose to The Politician, AHS: 1984 and more), Ryan Murphy has been pretty quiet on the production front, but that looks like changing come May 1 when his new series Hollywood hits Netflix.
Hollywood is officially Murphy’s second original series commissioned by the streaming giant and will be a seven-episode limited series. His first for Netflix was The Politician which was released to mixed reviews by both public and critics alike.
Co-created by Murphy and Ian Brennan, Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and movie-makers in Tinseltown fresh after World War II. Murphy himself has dubbed it “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.”
Each character will offer a different perspective behind the scenes, with each focusing on a particular issue – be it class bias, racism, gender issues, and so on.
Basically, the series “examines decades-old power dynamics”, according to Variety, and contemplates what the entertainment industry might have been like if these had been challenged successfully.
Starring in the series will be Darren Criss (who played a serial killer in Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace), Jeremy Pope, David Corenswet, Jim Parsons (of Big Bang Theory fame), Samara Weaving, Dylan McDermott (he of Murphy’s popular American Horror Story anthology), Patti LuPone, Mira Sorvino, Rob Reiner and a whole lot more.
We wait with bated breath to see what movie-land might have been like if more voices were heard than just those of dead, fat, white men.