Episodes: Seven (hour)
TV show dates: May 1, 2020
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Darren Criss, Jeremy Pope, David Corenswet, Holland Taylor, Samara Weaving, Dylan McDermott, Laura Harrier, Patti LuPone, Jake Picking, Jim Parsons, Maude Apatow, and Joe Mantello.
TV show description:
A historical drama series, Hollywood takes place after World War II in Tinseltown. Created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the show follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in Southern California as they try to “make it” — no matter the cost. Following each character, the story 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.
Characters include actor Jack Castello (Corensnwet), film director Raymond Ainsley (Criss), actress Camille Washington (Harrier), writer Jeremy Pope (Coleman), actor Roy Fitzgerald (Picking), actor Claire Wood (Weaving), gas station owner Ernest “Ernie” West (McDermott), studio executive Richard “Dick” Samuels (Mantello), studio mentor Ellen Kincaid (Taylor), former actress Avis Amberg (LuPone), and talent agent Henry Willson (Parsons).
Episodes expose and examine decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled. What if you could rewrite the story?
Episode #7 — A Hollywood Ending
As the Oscars approach, Ernie shares devastating news, Camille listens to sage advice from Hattie McDaniel, and Archie takes a stand on the red carpet.
First aired: May 1, 2020.
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