Netflix has dropped the first trailer for Hollywood, the new Ryan Murphy limited series set to drop on May 1. The series reimagines the 1940s film industry as diverse, rewriting the story as what could have been.
The official description reads: HOLLYWOOD 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.
Characters in the series are an assortment composites and real-life figures. The series’ ensemble cast includes Tony nominee Jeremy Pope and Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman). It also stars David Corensewet, Darren Criss, Samara Weaving, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jim Parsons, Jake Picking, Joe Mantello and Maude Apatow. Queen Latifah also appears as Hattie McDaniel.
Watch the trailer below: