Ryan Murphy's All-Star Cast of 'Hollywood' Take the Spotlight in First Trailer (VIDEO)
Hollywood's seven episodes begin streaming Friday, May 1, following a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in a post-World War II Tinseltown. One thing viewers should know about these aspiring stars? They'll go after their dreams no matter the cost, and the trailer offers a glimpse at this.
Each character's story goes behind the curtain of Hollywood's Golden Age, highlighting the biases attached to race, gender, and sexuality — many which still ring true today. Described as provocative and incisive, Hollywood examines power dynamics that have been in place for decades and what the entertainment landscape could look like if they were to be dismantled.
This concept is reflected in the tagline featured in the key art (below) which reads "What if you could rewrite the story?"
Hollywood is written by Murphy, Ian Brennan, and Janet Mock, all of which are executive producers alongside Alexis Martin Woodall. The show will feature David Corenswet, who appeared in Murphy's other Netflix series The Politician, along with Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier, Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jake Picking, and Joe Mantello.
Series guest stars include Maude Apatow, Mira Sorvino, and Rob Reiner. Queen Latifah also plays a role in the series as Hattie McDonald, and fans are given a first tease of the character in the newly released trailer.
Catch the star-studded cast in this exciting limited series when Hollywood arrives this May and get a sneak peek in the trailer below.
Hollywood, Series Premiere, Friday, May 1, Netflix