Ewan McGregor’s Netflix Limited Series ‘Halston’: Everything We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2022-12-26 13:57:00

Avid readers of What’s on Netflix will know that prolific producer, Ryan Murphy (Glee, Hollywood, American Horror Story), signed an exclusive output deal with Netflix back in 2019. Halston, starring Ewan MacGregor, is one of the most anticipated series on his new roster. Here’s what you need to know.

Ryan Murphy's upcoming biopic Halston will be the third Original Series produced only for Netflix.

Before we dig into what you need to know, here’s the full trailer released by Netflix on May 3rd, 2021.

What's Halston?

Really, the question should be ‘who is Halston’?

Roy Halston Frowick, an American fashion designer who gained fame in the 1970s and 1980s, was a legend. His style was both comfortable and modern. He created elegant and simple silhouettes using luxurious materials like suede and cashmere. His belief was that fashion shouldn't be too complicated, so women can enjoy all the freedoms of the 1960s without being weighed down by unnecessary frills.

Halston's fast lifestyle and love of hard drugs is also well-known. He was a regular at Studio 54, where he often accompanied stars such as Liza Minelli and Andy Warhol. However, as his fame progressed, Halston’s ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos spiraled out of control.

Halston provides insight into the life and times of the designer from his childhood as a small-town hatmaker in the 1950s to his time dressing iconic figures like Elizabeth Taylor and Jakie Kelly at the peak of his fame.

Ryan Murphy produces the series. The script was written by Sharr White, and it is directed by Daniel Minahan, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story.

The teaser below shows that Ewan McGregor, Star Wars, Trainspotting and Birds of Prey stars as the title role.

The series was produced in the second half of 2020, with most filming taking place in New York City.

What time is Halston to Netflix?

Netflix was vague for a while about Halston's arrival. We knew it was in May 2021.

Netflix confirmed that Halston would be streaming on Netflix starting Friday, 14 May 2021.

Halston: Who is the star?

Here’s who will be starring in Halston on Netflix…

  • Ewan McGregor as designer, Roy Halston Fronwick
  • Rory Culkin (Castle Rock, Signs) as New York film director Joel Schumacher, known for The Phantom of the Opera, The Lost Boys, St Elmo’s Fire, and Batman Forever
  • Rebecca Davan as Elsa Peretti, jewelry designer at Tiffany & Co during the 70s
  • Ed Austin is Sullivan Jones
  • David Pittu, True Story, Men in Black 3 as Joe Eula. Joe Eula was a well-known fashion illustrator in the 60s and 1970s.
  • Krysta Rodriguez (Married and Chasing Life), as Liza Minnelli
  • Gianfranco Rodriguez as Victor Hugo, Halston’s boyfriend and window-dresser
  • Bill Pullman, Sleepless in Seattle and The Sinner as David Mahoney
  • Kelly Bishop, Gilmore Girls, Dirty Dancing), as Eleanor Lambert (fashion publicist, PR girl).
  • Vera Farmiga as Adele

What’s the runtime and episode count of Halston?

According to the show’s IMDb page, Halston is a mini-series consisting of five episodes. We estimate that each episode will last between 50-60 minutes.

Stills of production from Halston

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