As part of an exclusive output agreement, Ryan Murphy will be working on multiple projects with Netflix. The flashy Hollywood series is one of the new projects that will be available on Netflix in 2020. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming title.
In February 2019, the show's first announcement was made. In the announcement, they told us the series is set to be “love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown”. We were also informed that Ian Brennan, who was involved with Scream Queens, would be part of the series.
Set during the 1940s in Hollywood’s golden age, Hollywood will focus on multiple intertwining storylines throughout the era. We think it’ll be comparable to Once Upon A Time in Hollywood but as a TV show.
Technically, Hollywood will be Ryan Murphy’s first solo project for Netflix since the overall output deal Netflix struck in 2018. If you’re thinking “The Politician released first”, you’d be correct. Fox, however, is its distributor. Therefore, Hollywood is Murphy’s first official Netflix Original. The Politician will likely have another season in 2020, as you might have heard.
We finally learned that Hollywood would be streaming to Netflix starting Friday, May 1, 2020, after much speculation and rumours.
Hollywood will air eight episodes. All eight will be streamable on Netflix immediately after release.
Netflix will stream Hollywood starting at Midnight. However, this is only for those who live west of the United States, where PST (Pacific Standard Time) is used. All subscribers around the globe will receive Hollywood at their local library at different times.
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time||12:00 AM (GMT-8)|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM (GMT-7)|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM (GMT-6)|
|Eastern Standard Time||3:00 AM (GMT-5)|
|British Daylight Savings Time||08:00 AM (GMT)|
|Central European Time||09:00 AM (GMT+1)|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM (GMT+2)|
|India Standard Time||13:30 PM (GMT+5:30)|
|Japan Standard Time||16:00 PM (GMT+8)|
|Australian Eastern Time||18:00 PM (GMT+10)|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||20:00 PM (GMT+12)|
As you can see, if you live in Australia or New Zealand, you won’t be able to stream Hollywood on Netflix until the evening!
Principle photography took place in the summer of 2019 according to Ryan Murphy’s Instagram post. Here’s what was captioned alongside a picture of the famous Hollywood sign:
“Hollywood” — my new Netflix show co-created with Ian Brennan — begins principal photography this summer. A love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown, this straight-to-series production will be my third show for Netflix and I couldn’t be more excited or proud about the work we are doing together.
The series was filmed between September 16th and January 15th 2019, with production wrapping up on January 15th 2020.
The filming took place primarily in Los Angeles, which is logical considering the content of the series.
You'll see many familiar faces in Ryan Murphy productions as actresses and actors return to the roles. In Hollywood, you’ll see at least four familiar faces from Ryan Murphy’s FX series, American Horror Story.
Darren Criss will star as well as executive produce the series, he revealed on Instagram in September 2019, saying that:
“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.”
The following cast members were also announced by Hollywood:
We were informed by a couple of cast members who joined the show in December 2019 as it was about to begin filming. They include
We were informed in January 2020 that Paget Brewster, who appeared in Criminal Minds and other titles, will be voice Lana Lang in the latest Warner Brothers animated Batman title.
Some of the first images we saw in Hollywood were released by Netflix on Apil 2, when it shared some photos through its social media channels.
At the moment, it’s believed that Hollywood is a “limited series” which means that once season one releases, that’s it.
However, when you look at the tags assigned to the official Netflix page for the series, it has “anthology” listed. That leads us to believe that each season we’ll see a different story play out (similar to Murphy’s work on AHS and American Crime Story). Hollywood's title gives us plenty of space to move through decades.
That’s all we have on Netflix’s upcoming Ryan Murphy series Hollywood so far. If you want to add it to your queue to get notified when it releases, you can do so on the show’s official page here.
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