There’s nothing but uncertainty surrounding the entertainment industry right now.
As COVID-19 continues to delay new releases and halt productions, the immediate future of film and television is in jeopardy. But, “Hollywood,” the latest series from Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) turns to the past for inspiration.
Set in post-World War II Tinseltown, the Netflix limited series tackles all of the unfair systems and biases that keep the modern entertainment industry churning today – and begs the question, what if the oppressive power dynamics had never been established in the first place?
Executive producer, writer and director Janet Mock calls the series an “aspirational tale of what ifs,” chronicling a group of minorities as they attempt to establish themselves in the Golden Age of Hollywood.
The series boasts a star-studded cast, including David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Laura Harrier, Samara Weaving, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jim Parsons, Jake Picking, Joe Mantello and Maude Apatow.
Check out the gallery below for a first look at stills from “Hollywood.”
“Hollywood” debuts exclusively on Netflix on May 1, 2020.
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.