Hollywood, a seven-episode limited series by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan is set to premiere on May 1 on Netflix and the first trailer has been released for the story about postwar Tinseltown.
The series will follow aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II trying to get their big break in show business. Dylan McDermott plays Ernie, a gas station owner who runs a secret call boy operation, but has big dreams of making it in Hollywood. Veteran Jack, played by David Cornenswet, has similar dreams, but ends up at Ernie’s secret operation.
Previously described as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown,” by Murphy, the series will take a deeper look into Hollywood’s race, gender, and sexuality biases as well as power dynamics within the business. “The characters who had been, and in the real world would continue to be, beaten down have great moments of victory and of aspiration,” Brennan told Variety.
Also starring in the series are Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Laura Harrier, Samama Weaving, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jim Parsons, Jake Picking, Joe Mantello, Maude Apatow, Rob Reiner, Mira Sorvino, and Michelle Krusiec.
Hollywood will be Murphy’s third project with Netflix, he previously did The Politician and Ratched.
Watch the trailer below.