Y’ know: They wanna make it in the neighborhood.
Coming soon to Netflix, just in time for summer, is Hollywood, the new “Ryan Murphy” show (his longtime collaborators, Ian Brennan and Alexis Martin Woodall, are also involved, as is Janet Mock from FX’s Pose).
Described as a love letter to a day gone by, Hollywood is a limited series that zeroes in on a group of, what else, aspiring actors and filmmakers.
The time is post-World War II. The place, of course, is Hollywood. And it’s make-or-break o’clock for these kids.
The drama comes as each of ’em walks past the velvet ropes and learns what it’s like – and eats a good servin’ of whatever’s being served – behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender, and sexuality that continue to this day. Ep by ep (seven in total), the show will expose and examine decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like, if they had been dismantled.
Starring David Corenswet, one of the breakouts of The Politician, another recent Netflix entry; Emmy winner Darren Criss, who also has a producer credit on this one, if memory serves; Tony nominee Jeremy Pope (Choir Boy, Ain’t Too Proud); BlacKkKlansman’s Laura Harrier; Ready or Not’s Samara Weaving; as well as Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, and Maude Apatow.
Netflix will say Welcome to Hollywood on May 1.