Ryan Murphy’s upcoming drama series Hollywood will be dropping on Netflix soon and it’s his own spin on Hollywood history.
Netflix released on Monday the full trailer of Hollywood, showing a sneak peek into the world of American showbiz during the post-World War II era.
As written in the official synopsis, the seven-episode limited series will follow the lives of a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers during the golden age of Hollywood.
The series is set in an era where gay actors had to hide, prostitution was rampant and racism was bountiful. It is basically a look into the bad old days and the unveiling of some of the secrets behind the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown.
Regardless of the hurdles along the path to their dreams, they’re determined to get into Hollywood no matter the cost.
The main plot
As seen in the trailer, the series will kick off in failed actor Ernie’s (Dylan McDermott) Hollywood gas station which also doubles as a male prostitution ring.
By mentioning the code “Dreamland,” one of Ernie’s boys hops onto the customer’s car for a short rendezvous in a nearby hotel.
Jack Castello (David Corenswet) comes into the scene as one of the new hires. He also happens to have dreams of becoming famous.
So when he got to hook up with Avis, the neglected wife (Patti LuPone) of a studio head (Rob Reiner), he easily got his golden ticket to Ace studios to make his dreams come true.
The cast members
Glee’s Darren Criss is one of the cast and he plays the character of an up-and-coming director named Raymond.
David Corenswet, Laura Harrier and Samara Weaving are also part of the series and will play the characters Jack, Camille, and Claire respectively. Their roles here are actors.
The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is also seen in the trailer as an agent named Henry Willson.
Other names part of the series includes Holland Taylor, Joe Mantello and Jake Picking. Guest stars are Reiner, Mira Sorvino and Maude Apatow.
There’s also a surprise cameo of Queen Latifah who’s to play the role of Hattie McDaniel.
Apparently, Hollywood is going to be mixing fictional characters with real-life legends like Peg Entwistle, Rock Hudson and Anna May Wong.
The drama will premiere on Netflix on Friday, May 1.
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