The Trailer For Netflix's New Series 'Hollywood' Has Dropped & Sweet Lord It's The A+ Messy Drama We Need Right Now
Starring Murphy mainstays like Darren Criss and Dylan McDermott, with Broadway icon Patti LuPone along for the ride, the series explores a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in a post-World War II Hollywood setting as they "try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost."
Me: I’m finally out of my Glee phase.
Ryan Murphy: Here’s a new show about Hollywood starring Darren Criss.
— Robert Richmond (@RobertRichmond0) April 20, 2020
Me: I hate Ryan Murphy
*hollywood trailer drops*
Me: omg I love Ryan Murphy he’s a pure genius
*Ryan Murphy has Darren with a moustache in the show*
Me: never mind I hate him again pic.twitter.com/q8isVDyR3W
— Rachael :)! (@BeingAliveCriss) April 20, 2020
Involving iconic Hollywood actors like Rock Hudson (Jake Picking) and Vivien Leigh (Katie McGuinness), this series is more than just an assemblage of pretty faces of the period. It's also a new vision of the film industry with some very important changes.
The product of a partnership between Murphy and series director and writer Janet Mock, Hollywood explores an alternate version of history where women, people of color, and the queer community are given the same chances to succeed as straight white men back in the golden days of the film industry.
"We turned to the past for direction, uncovering buried history to spin an aspirational tale of what ifs: What if a band of outsiders were given a chance to tell their own story? What if the person with greenlight power was a woman? The screenwriter a black man? What if the heroine was a woman of color? The matinee idol openly gay? And what if they were all invited into the room where the decisions are made, entering fully and unapologetically themselves to leave victorious and vaunted, their place in history cemented," said Mock of the series.
the new netflix series 'hollywood'.... i'm SICK at how ryan murphy really has me in an absolute choke hold I rly will watch nearly anything that man makes huh.... pic.twitter.com/Mc2WQxFY9Y
— ♡𝕮𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖗𝖞♡ (@flavoredgloss) April 20, 2020
The fact that #RyanMurphy and his new show will be putting on blast the tried and true #Hollywood "bartering system," (AKA The Casting Couch) for acting roles and fame, has me gagging. pic.twitter.com/RJk0c19LTo
— D. Movieman (@MoviemanD) April 20, 2020
There's a veritable menagerie of stars appearing in the series as well: Queen Latifah, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier, Rob Reiner, Mira Sorvino, and The Politician's David Corenswet, who strips down for a particularly steamy moment in the trailer. In fact, he's one of the reasons fans are so excited to see how this series plays out.
Samara Weaving and Laura Harrier would be a powerful couple in Hollywood. Is this too much to ask, @ RyAN MURPHY??? pic.twitter.com/2zuhrTkfP3
— dani on the offbeat (@miasthermopolis) April 21, 2020
Love David Corenswet so much the way he's gonn eat his role on Hollywood up AND it's directed by Ryan Murphy the gift that keeps on givingpic.twitter.com/MMHRj1DjdT
— ً (@babyIonic) April 20, 2020
Hollywood is already a serve just for this. Ryan Murphy, thank you again for everything. pic.twitter.com/xLmvtdl363
— hosie convert (@dookperkins) April 20, 2020
Ryan Murphy created Hollywood for bisexuals I have proof and zero doubts pic.twitter.com/BFWbrbmTUD
— michelle :) ! (@thelearrenqueen) April 20, 2020
Hollywood is set to hit Netflix on May 1. That should be plenty of time for you to get ready for your close-up.
This article was written by Brittany Vincent, and originally appeared on MTV.com
Main Credit Image: Netflix
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