‘Angelyne’: See Emmy Rossum as Billboard Icon in Teaser (VIDEO)
Get ready to meet Angelyne. Peacock’s highly anticipated wrapped-in-pink limited series starring Emmy Rossum as the titular character, will premiere on Thursday, May 19. All episodes will drop at once.
“You really want to know my story? The story of my life?” the star and executive producer asks in the date announcement teaser. “The truth is, I’m something that you have to experience. I’m Angelyne.” Watch the video below.
The series is “about fame, identity, survival, billboards, Corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs, and most importantly of all, the self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe, Angelyne,” according to Peacock. She infiltrated pop culture and rose to fame when a series of billboards began to appear around L.A. featuring her signature curvier figure.
“As a society broadening our understanding of identity, this story plays with large questions. Are we defined by the historical facts of our life? Or can we define ourselves? To self-actualize, to embrace whoever we are on the inside and live whatever truth feels most accurate. When everyone’s experience of reality and truth is personal, can there ever be one true story?” Rossum said. “I’ve spent the better part of 4 years thinking, living, and breathing this project. I love Angelyne. She’s as if Marilyn Monroe got into an easy bake oven with a 80s punk Barbie Doll, and a dose of new age spirituality. She’s a trailblazer, a hustler, a visionary, the original influencer, a living-breathing piece of art. Here is a little taste of the show. I hope you fall in love with her magic.”
Showrunner and executive producer Allison Miller added, “Angelyne is an homage to the Real Angelyne who became a cultural icon in Los Angeles. This isn’t the true story of Angelyne. It’s not a straight forward biopic. It’s a story inspired by everything Angelyne represents and so it’s a magical story, a hopeful story, a story about becoming the person you were meant to be and believing in your own inner strength to manifest your dreams. It’s a story about Los Angeles and everything the city means to people who move here and to people who dream about moving here.”
Joining Miller and Rossum as executive producers are Sam Esmail, Chad Hamilton, Lucy Tcherniak, and The Hollywood Reporter. Tcherniak and Matt Spicer direct. Gary Baum, who wrote the article on which the series is based, is a consultant.
Angelyne, Series Premiere, Thursday, May 19, Peacock