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Darren Criss To Star In & Executive Produce Ryan Murphy’s ‘Hollywood’ Series For Netflix
 

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Darren Criss is going to Hollywood. The Glee alum revealed today on Instagram that he will star in and executive produce Hollywood, Ryan Murphy’s new drama that received a straight-to-series order at Netflix.

Few details are known about the series, which Murphy calls “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.” He co-created the series with frequent collaborator Ian Brennan. Principal photography got underway this summer.

“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.

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Casting news is coming out...

‘The Politician’s David Corenswet To Star In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series ‘Hollywood’
 

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On the heels of his breakout role on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series The Politician, David Corenswet has been cast as a lead and will serve as an executive producer on another Murphy Netflix series, the drama Hollywood, which has a straight-to-series order at the Internet TV network.

Few details are known about the series, which Murphy calls “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.” It is believed to be set in the 1940s. Murphy co-created the series with frequent collaborator Ian Brennan. Principal photography got underway this summer.

Jeremy Pope To Star In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series ‘Hollywood’

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Rising Broadway star Jeremy Pope is set as a lead opposite Darren Criss and David Corenswet, and will serve as an executive producer, on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix limited drama Hollywood, which has a straight-to-series order at the Internet TV network.

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Rob Reiner, Mira Sorvino & Michelle Krusiec Join Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series ‘Hollywood’
 

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Rob Reiner, Mira Sorvino and Michelle Krusiec are set for guest-starring roles in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix limited drama series Hollywood. They join previously announced leads Jeremy Pope, Darren Criss and David Corenswet.

Few details are known about the series, which Murphy calls “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown.” It is believed to be set in the 1940s and center on three lead characters — played by Pope, Criss and Corenswet.

Reiner will play Ace Amberg, Sorvino will portray Jeanne Crandall and Krusiec will play Anna May Wong, Hollywood’s first Chinese/American movie star. No other character details are being revealed.

 

 

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We have a launch date, and a really pretty image;
 

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Netflix is going Hollywood in the spring. The streamer has set a May 1 launch date for its limited series from Ryan Murphy that 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. Check out the new key art below.

Murphy, Ian Brennan and Janet Mock wrote the project, in which 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. The seven-episode series exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled.

David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier, Jim Parsons, Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Patti LuPone, Jake Picking, Joe Mantello star in Hollywood, whose guest cast includes Maude Apatow, Mira Sorvino and Rob Reiner.

 

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With the premiere date fast approaching, the public relations machine is gearing up with articles appearing here, here, and also here. I am sure others have popped up or will in the next few days.

This what-if story about what would have happened in a Hollywood with less prejudice (but still some remnants of it, just like today) sounds very intriguing. Looks stylish too. From what the Hollywood Reporter piece reports the basic concept was hashed out by Murphy and Criss over a meal. The idea was then elaborated by Murphy and his producing partner Ian Brennan; some of the young leads, like Criss, Corenswet and Pope, will get Executive Producer credit.

ETA: Another article on the show.

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On 4/22/2020 at 12:44 PM, Florinaldo said:

some of the young leads, like Criss [...] will get Executive Producer credit.

Man, Blaine annoyed TF out of me on Glee, but I gotta admire the hustle Darren has had during that time and since his Glee days.

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On 4/24/2020 at 1:45 PM, shantown said:

Man, Blaine annoyed TF out of me on Glee, but I gotta admire the hustle Darren has had during that time and since his Glee days.

Darren is the most multifaceted entertainer of his generation. The closest comparison I can think of who covered drama, comedy, and musical performance in his career is Frank Sinatra. 

 

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It's not clear of the author of this review has seen the whole series or received a screener for the first episodes only.

For his part, RM has posted the opening credit sequence, a "race to the literal top" concept.

 

On 4/24/2020 at 2:45 PM, shantown said:

I gotta admire the hustle Darren has had during that time and since his Glee days.

He must be very conscious that it is an advantage in their business if you are good at actively putting yourself forward. For salaried people (most jobs I think), once a project, task or assignment is finished, your boss/supervisor gives you something else to do. Usually you don't have to make any special effort to get the next bit of work, especially if you have on-going duties.

Unless they have a long-term iron-clad contract, performers find themselves out of a job each time a shoot wraps or a play closes. Just as writers are rarely assured that their next script or book will be accepted; even bestselling authors get rejections or can be asked for major revisions, including those with ongoing popular series.

So the "hustle" is a skill that is necessary for those gig workers because they have to keep themselves visible to producers, directors and casting directors. Some dislike doing it, while others are better or more active at it, which as you point out is the case with DC. Sometimes it even wins them awards.

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18 hours ago, theschnauzers said:

Darren is the most multifaceted entertainer of his generation. The closest comparison I can think of who covered drama, comedy, and musical performance in his career is Frank Sinatra. 

 

I think that's going a LITTLE far. There are plenty of young actors doing a variety of drama/comedy and stage/screen. Anna Kendrick, Skyler Astin, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Jeremy Jordan, even someone like Kristen Bell. I'd even argue Matt Morrison, who was an adult on Glee but not much older than most of the "kid" actors.

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And still a few more reviews, like this one, that one and this other one; and why not a fourth one. I am certain there are others out there, all full of spoilers of course.

As usual with any movie or TV show, opinions differ, and are sometimes contradictory: one person says Parsons' perfomance is Emmy-worthy another one say it's mostly vulgar one-liners. The look and art direction seem to garner near-universal praise.

Also, an interview with Lupone and one with Criss.

And for an amusing little change of pace: the young lead characters try out their own personal hustle on an off-screen producer.

We will very soon all get a chance to make our own minds about it.

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For those who are unaware but interested in the true story behind Dylan McDermott's character, there's a 2017 documentary (and a memoir called Full Service, for those more inclined to reading) about the real-life character (in every sense of the word) that McDermott's Ernie is based on - Scotty Bowers. The doc is called "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood." The real Scotty died in 2019, but his story lives on - it's available for streaming on various services. Here's the trailer:

 

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The young actors were part of the series of daily cast interviews on Stars in the House, benefiting The Actor's Fund charity. You can view it here on the site, or on Youtube.

I have just sampled bits of it, so I do not know if there are any revelations or if they say anything about a Season 2. It's about an hour and a quarter long.

If you explore the archive of interviews, you will find many other interesting groups from musicals and TV shows. It's usually a mix of anecdotes and fond teasing.

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Very happy that McDermott and Taylor got recognized, but I can't get over Patti LuPone's and Joe Mantello's snubs...

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On 7/28/2020 at 11:51 AM, Ujio said:

Very happy that McDermott and Taylor got recognized, but I can't get over Patti LuPone's and Joe Mantello's snubs...

Agreed, I am surprised at the omissions for these two.  They were great.  I don't care for Jim Parsons' nomination, I think he has limited range and was just playing Sheldon Cooper in an R-rated production.

I'm glad however that Darren Criss did not get nominated.  I think he is another one that seems to be a critics' darling but I find very overrated.

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Emmy Award wins!
OUTSTANDING PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIRSTYLING - A Hollywood Ending
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC

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