“Hollywood” Trailer: History is Made in Postwar Tinseltown

Patti LuPone and David Corenswet in "Hollywood"

Netflix has released a trailer for Hollywood, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s seven-episode limited series about postwar Tinseltown.

Hollywood tells the story of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II trying to get into show business at any cost. Ernie, played by Dylan McDermott, owns a gas station that runs a secret call boy operation and he dreams of being a movie star. Veteran Jack (David Cornenswet) also dreams of making it big, but he winds up at Ernie’s operation.

Murphy previously described the series as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.” The series will show Hollywood’s biases towards race, gender, and sexuality as well as exposing power dynamics in the industry. Brennan told Variety, “The characters who had been, and in the real world would continue to be, beaten down have great moments of victory and of aspiration.”

Hollywood also stars 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.

This is Murphy’s third show for Netflix, following The Politician and Ratched.

Check out the trailer below and watch the series Netflix on May 1.