“Hollywood” Trailer: An Ode to Post World War II Tinseltown

Patti LuPone and David Corenswet in "Hollywood"

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

The series will tell the stories of aspiring actors and filmmakers trying to make it into show business at any cost post- World War II. Dylan McDermott plays Ernie, a gas station owner who runs a secret call boy service and dreams of getting his big break in Hollywood. Veteran Jack (David Corenswert) also dreams of making it big, ends up at Ernie’s secret operation.

Hollywood will take a deeper look into the industry’s race, gender, and sexuality biases as well as power dynamics within the business. “The characters who had been, and in the real world would continue to be, beaten down have great moments of victory and of aspiration,” Brennan told Variety.

Murphy previously described the series as “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.”

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 will also star in the series.

Hollywood will be Murphy’s third project with Netflix, following The Politician and Ratched.

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