Movie Guide

  • 2020-05-01

Hollywood (2019) – Release Date: Friday, May 1st, Netflix

It is a bad time. It is a time of isolation and self-quarantine. Schools, museums, movie theaters, bars, restaurants: all closed. So you’re staying home and you need a distraction. Netflix’s here to help. Stay safe.

Ryan Murphy, one of the most high-profile and prolific creators in Hollywood, is setting his next project in a world he knows well: show business. Murphy re-teamed with producers Ian Brennan (Glee, The Politician) and Janet Mock (Pose) for a Netflix series about old Hollywood – with a twist. Hollywood will be Ryan Murphy’s first full Netflix Original series under his expansive output deal with Netflix. 

The limited series follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown – no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across 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 might look like if they had been dismantled.

Among the cast for Hollywood includes Rob Reiner, Darren Criss, Jake Picking, Patti LuPone, Paget Brewster, Mira Sorvino, and Jim Parsons.

More info on this series can be found at