Ryan Murphy’s back with another Netflix series, and this time he’s taking fans to Dreamland. Hollywood, the third of Murphy’s productions for the streamer, takes viewers back to the Golden Age of Tinseltown with a historical twist. An eclectic group of characters become entwined while attempting to earn their time in the spotlight but find themselves changing the course of history to fight against a rigged system and biases across race, gender, and sexuality. With a surprisingly hopeful perspective, Hollywood asks, what would show business look like if the same prejudices that rule the industry today were dismantled?
The series plays fast and loose with history featuring a cast of Murphy-verse regulars and newcomers playing a mix of fictional characters and real-life Hollywood figures. Fans will recognize The Politician’s David Corenswet as Jack Castello alongside Darren Criss as Raymond Ansley, Jeremy Pope as Archie Coleman, Laura Harrier as Camille Washington, Samara Weaving as Claire Wood, Dylan McDermott as Ernie, Holland Taylor as Ellen Kincaid, Patti LuPone as Avis Amberg, Jim Parsons as Henry Wilson, Jake Picking as Rock Hudson, Queen Latifah as Hattie McDaniel, and Michelle Krusiec as Anna May Wong.
With a stacked cast of actors, an ambitious premise, and the minds of Murphy and longtime collaborator Ian Brennan behind the production, there’s no doubt we’ll be tuning into Hollywood when it hits Netflix on May 1. Watch the trailer above!