Finally, finally, finally. What everyone’s been waiting for, am I right? The latest Original from the one and only Ryan Murphy is finally coming to Netflix at the end of September. I present to you, The Boys in the Band, the streaming giant’s adaptation of the adored play from Mart Crowley. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Netflix Original!
The Boys in the Band is a Netflix Original drama directed by Joe Mantello and produced, on the other hand, by Ryan Murphy. The Original will be the film adaptation of Crowley’s 1968 play of the same name and is set to reunite all the cast members of the play’s 50th anniversary Broadway production.
The streaming giant has confirmed through their official @Most Twitter account that The Boys in the Band will be arriving at the end of the month, more specifically on the 30th of September, 2020.
Producer Ryan Murphy and director Joe Mantello's reimagining of Tony-winning phenomenon THE BOYS IN THE BAND premieres globally on Netflix on September 30 with an all-star queer cast. See you there, Mary. pic.twitter.com/plyra8OD8Z
— The Most (@Most) September 2, 2020
According to Netflix, this will be the synopsis for their upcoming Original:
In 1968 New York City, when being gay was still considered to be best kept behind closed doors, a group of friends gather for a raucous birthday party hosted by Michael, a screenwriter who spends and drinks too much, in honor of the sharp-dressed and sharp-tongued Harold. Other partygoers include Donald, Michael’s former flame, now mired in self-analysis; Larry, a randy commercial artist living with Hank, a school teacher who has just left his wife; Bernard, a librarian tiptoeing around fraught codes of friendship alongside Emory, a decorator who never holds back; and a guileless hustler hired to be Harold’s gift for the night. What begins as an evening of drinks and laughs gets upended when Alan, Michael’s straight-laced college roommate, shows up unexpectedly and each man is challenged to confront long-buried truths that threaten the foundation of the group’s tight bond.
As for the cast, we’ll be seeing The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons as Michael, Star Trek‘s Zachary Quinto as Harold, Matt Bomer as Donal, Andrew Rannells as Larry, Charlie Carver as Cowboy, Robin de Jesus as Emory, Brian Hutchison as Alan, Michael Benjamin Washington as Bernard, and Tuc Watkins as Hank.
Watch the trailer here!