Ryan Murphy, you beautiful son of a gun, you did it again. Hollywood is Ryan Murphy’s second original series with Netflix. The series will be available on Netflix today.
Murphy’s very first baby for the streaming giant was comedic genius The Politician, which premiered its first season last September of 2019. Though the series was really under the deal between Murphy and 20th Century Fox Television, you can’t argue how great it did once it was shown on the streaming platform. Following The Politician will be Hollywood, the seven-episode limited series, which will mark Murphy’s first official series under Netflix. No 20th Century Fox Television here, my friends. Just good ol’ Netflix classics. Alongside Murphy in co-creating the series was Ian Brennan.
Hollywood follows a group of both inspired and aspiring actors and filmmakers in the titular town set after the havoc caused by World War II.
“A love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown,” as Murphy loved to call it when he first announced the project last year.
Each element of the series have their own personalities––each character has a message to be said in light of the given time period. In the series, issues that were addressed were race, sexuality, and gender. The show––as I would believe it––advocates for where the entertainment business is now, not for where it was before.
Starring in Hollywood are David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier, Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jake Picking and Joe Mantello, with Maude Apatow, Mira Sorvino, and Rob Reiner.
The crew will be boasting, in addition to Murphy and Brennan, Criss, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Janet Mock are set to executive produce. Mock will also be serving as a writer and a director on the series.