Nip/Tuk, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Glee, The Politician or Pose are some of the hit series created and produced by the famous producer, screenwriter, film and TV director, Ryan Murphy, who returns to the small screen with his new Hollywood series.
Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in Hollywood after World War II as they try to reach Tinseltown, no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique view behind the golden curtain of the Golden Age of Hollywood, highlighting the unfair systems and prejudices about race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, Hollywood exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape would look like if they had been dismantled.
The series features a large cast of actors and actresses such as Darren Criss, who won an Emmy for The Murder of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. He plays Raymond, a promising director.David Corenswet (the Politics) will join him as Jack, an aspiring actor, Laura Harrier (BlackKklansman) as Camille, an actress in the studio system, Jeremy Pope (the Ranger) as Archie, a screenwriter, Samara Weaving (Ready or not) as Claire, an actress with secret connections, Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) as agent Henry Willson; Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) as Ernie, a Hollywood connector, Holland Taylor (to All the Boys: P.S. I still Love you) as Ellea studio executive, Patti LuPone (Pose) as Avis, a socialite. Joe Mantello (The Normal Heart) as Dick, another studio executive and Jake Picking (Top Gun: Maverick) as the iconic actor Rock Hudson.
Mira Sorvino, Rob Reiner, Maude Apatow or Queen Latifa (who plays Hattie McDaniels) will appear in the series as guest stars.
When we talk about the Golden Age of Hollywood, many actors and actress like Ingrid Berman, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, or Rita Hayworth come to mind. It was a time of great growth, splendor and glamour. However, there was also a great set of black actors and actresses who contributed to the rise of the mecca of the film industry as wellHattie McDaniel, Paul Roberson, Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridgre, Pearl Bailey, Fredi Washington, James Baskett o Eartha Kitt.
The premiere of this long-awaited series is one more reason to praise all those hidden figures who paved the way for the great actors and actresses we know today and who continue to fight for recognition of their work.