Jeremy Pope, Dylan McDermott, Patti LuPone join Netflix’s Hollywood
Staff Reporter | On 30, Sep 2019Reading time: 3 mins
Jeremy Pope, Dylan McDermott, Patti LuPone and more are all heading to Hollywood with Netflix.
The third Netflix series from the Glee and American Horror Story creator – following Ratched, based on the character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Politician – Hollywood is “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown”.
Murphy co-created the series with frequent collaborator Ian Brennan, and has also reunited with American Crime Story and Glee alumnus Darren Criss, who will both star in the series and exec-produce it. Now, Cross is getting some company in front of the camera, with Netflix confirming his co-stars.
Jeremy Pope, David Corenswet, Holland Taylor, Samara Weaving, Dylan McDermott, Laura Harrier, Patti LuPone, Jake Picking, Jim Parsons, Maude Apatow, and Joe Mantellilo have all joined the cast. There is no word yet about the official plot or details of the characters they will be playing.
Darren Criss to star in and produce Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood
7th September 2019
Darren Criss will star in and produce Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood.
The third Netflix series by the Glee and American Horror Story creator – following Ratched, based on the character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Politician – Hollywood was first announced last year as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown”. Murphy co-created the series with frequent collaborator Ian Brennan.
Now, as Murphy is planning his .next Netflix steps, including A Chorus Line and Halston, Hollywood has lined up its first star: none other than Glee veteran Darren Criss.
Indeed, Criss is far from a stranger to Murphy, starring in his drama American Crime Story: Versace – a role that won him Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice awards. Criss is now reuniting with Murphy to not only star in Hollywood but executive produce it too.
“Honored to say that I’m heading back to the House of Murphy where I’ll be starring in but also executive producing HOLLYWOOD with Time’s King of Television,” he wrote on Instagram.
Principal photography is now underway.
Ryan Murphy takes Netflix to Hollywood
23rd February 2019
Ryan Murphy is heading to Hollywood for his third Netflix series.
The American Horror Story, Glee and Feud creator is one of the industry’s biggest hitmakers on the small screen, with a host of successes winning over audiences both in the USA and internationally. After a lengthy stint at FX, he was poached by Netflix last year to develop projects for them over a period of five years. Since then, he has already unveiled two projects: Ratched, based on the character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Politician, a musical series about the political career of one Santa Barbara hopeful.
His latest, Hollywood, follows more in the footsteps of Feud, his drama about the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford on the set of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?. Announcing the show on Instagram, he revealed that it was “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown”.
Little other details are known about the project, but he confirmed that it was ordered straight to series by Netflix. It is co-created with longtime collaborator Ian Brennan and will begin principal photography this summer.
“This will be my third show for Netflix and I couldn’t be more excited or proud about the work we are doing together,” he added.