Samara Weaving, Star of Netflix's "Hollywood," Shares First Look
Weaving is part of the ensemble cast of the upcoming Netflix series about the Golden Age of Hollywood.
On Thursday, we got our first look at the new Netflix series Hollywood, which will debut on May 1. The show comes from Glee and American Horror Story mastermind Ryan Murphy, and it will follow a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers trying to make it in post-World War II Hollywood. The limited series features an ensemble cast that includes Samara Weaving (Ready or Not), Darren Criss (Glee), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), David Corenswet (The Politician), Joe Mantello (The Normal Heart), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Jake Picking (Patriots Day), and the inimitable Patti Lupone. Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Maude Apatow (Euphoria), and Rob Reiner (All in the Family) will also make appearances.
Along with Murphy and some other cast members, Weaving took to Instagram on Thursday to share the first image of Hollywood and the Netflix series' premiere date.
While Weaving's Hollywood character hasn't been revealed yet, we know that the seven-episode series will feature some real-life Hollywood icons like Rock Hudson (Picking) and Vivien Leigh (Katie McGuinness).
When Murphy first announced that he was working on the series on Instagram in Feb. 2019, he described it as a "love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown," one that won't shy away from some of the serious issues surrounding the film industry that we're discussing today.
Then, in Sep. 2019, he told Time that Hollywood will "look at Hollywood and the sex industry, and how absolutely everything has changed and nothing has changed."
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"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. More to come…
Though Murphy's shows tend to include tons of up-and-coming stars, Weaving in particular has a full slate in 2020. She's filming the G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes in Japan and has Bill & Ted Face the Music hitting the big screen this summer. It's clear that the 27-year-old Australian actress has a huge year ahead.