A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big - no matter the cost.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
David Corenswet ...  Jack Castello 7 episodes, 2020
Darren Criss ...  Raymond Ainsley 7 episodes, 2020
Laura Harrier ...  Camille Washington 7 episodes, 2020
Joe Mantello ...  Dick Samuels 7 episodes, 2020
Dylan McDermott ...  Ernie West 7 episodes, 2020
Jake Picking ...  Rock Hudson 7 episodes, 2020
Jeremy Pope ...  Archie Coleman 7 episodes, 2020
Holland Taylor ...  Ellen Kincaid 7 episodes, 2020
Samara Weaving ...  Claire Wood 7 episodes, 2020
Jim Parsons ...  Henry Willson 7 episodes, 2020
Patti LuPone ...  Avis Amberg 7 episodes, 2020
Maude Apatow ...  Henrietta 5 episodes, 2020
Mira Sorvino ...  Jeanne Crandall 5 episodes, 2020
Michelle Krusiec ...  Anna May Wong 4 episodes, 2020
Colette McDermott ...  Josephine 4 episodes, 2020
Roz Witt ...  Miss Stinson 4 episodes, 2020
Rob Reiner ...  Ace Amberg 3 episodes, 2020
Brian Chenoweth ...  Lon Silver 3 episodes, 2020
Nicola Bertram ...  Gertie 3 episodes, 2020
Kerry Knuppe ...  Sally 3 episodes, 2020
Jake Regal ...  Erwin Kaye / ... 3 episodes, 2020
Queen Latifah ...  Hattie McDaniel 2 episodes, 2020
Paget Brewster ...  Tallulah Bankhead 2 episodes, 2020
Daniel London ...  George Cukor 2 episodes, 2020
Katie McGuinness ...  Vivien Leigh 2 episodes, 2020
Chad Doreck ...  John 2 episodes, 2020
Monica Lee Gradischek ...  Lucille Reimann 2 episodes, 2020
William Frederick Knight ...  Harry Golden 2 episodes, 2020
Herbert Russell ...  Len Schlossen 2 episodes, 2020
Elizabeth Schmidt ...  Phyllis Gates / ... 2 episodes, 2020


A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big - no matter the cost.

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What if you could rewrite the story?




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Each character had a specific color palette that guided their costuming - Archie (Jeremy Pope) is often sporting gold tones, and Raymond (Darren Criss) wears lots of pink shades. See more »


Despite what this series purports, Henry Willson was never elevated to film producer. The closest he came was Rock Hudson, at the peak of his stardom, awarding Willson a token associate producer credit on Come September (1961). See more »

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Unnecessarily forced historical inaccuracy, but still fun
27 July 2020 | by ontheisSee all my reviews

Full of colors, fun, diverse characters and drama, Hollywood is a mini series (I don't get the current possibility for season 2) worth a watch if you're into historical what-ifs, or you just want to watch a fun "period" drama that is not the real Golden Age Hollywood... So don't expect history lessons, and just enjoy 1940s through rose colored glasses. It would've been a better choice to go full-fiction with all fiction characters though, without terrible Rock Hudson portrayal for example. Or to go 100% factual (it's not that hard) and show how things really happened in Hollywood, with real struggles of aspiring writers, directors, actors, poor, non-white, different sexuality (for example, Rock Hudson's real closet case). As for the quality of the series in general, it started excellent and then just lost itself with unbelievable plot and characters acting forced, unnatural and silly. The cinematography is great. Drama is mostly interesting, something that's usual for Ryan Murphy (I love American Horror story and Scream queens, he should stick to horror comedy). All in all, I gave 7/10 for the first few episodes, cinematography, silly drama and feel-good mindless fun. It would have been much lower if I took it seriously... Or if I judge by last few episodes... Or if they decide to make season 2 (oh no)! P. S. The tune at the end of each episode is so annoying and repetitive!

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1 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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