Ryan Murphy announces another TV series, this time about Classic Hollywood
Ryan Murphy announced on Friday (22 February) another new television project — Hollywood.
The show is the latest addition to the creator’s extensive resume.
Murphy announced the news on his Instagram account, describing the show as a ‘love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown’. He co-created it with Ian Brennan and it begins principal photography in the summer.
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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…
The show received a straight-to-series order from Netflix. Last February, Murphy signed a $300 million deal with the streaming giant.
This is his third project that will stream on the channel, but his first original project with Netflix. His two previous shows, The Politician and Ratched, were at 20th Century Fox Television prior to Murphy’s deal with Netflix.
He originally joined Netflix’s slate of creators in July 2018.
This isn’t the first time Murphy has delved into the world of Classic Hollywood.
His first season of his anthology series, Feud, centered on Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
Murphy’s prolific work
In the age of modern-day television, Ryan Murphy is one of the most abundant creators. He is most known for the high school musical series Glee, as well as his numerous shows still currently on the air.
His longest-running show is his anthology series American Horror Story, which aired its eighth season last year. FX already renewed it for seasons nine and ten.
He has two other anthology series: American Crime Story and Feud. The first two seasons of American Crime Story focused on OJ Simpson and the serial killer Andrew Cunanan, respectively. Both series became critically lauded and won several awards.
Future season of both series remain up in the air. The third season for American Crime Story was centered on Hurricane Katrina, while Feud was going to focus on Princes Charles and Princess Diana, but both were scrapped.
Murphy also created the history-making FX series Pose, focused on ball culture in 1980s New York City. It garnered critical acclaim and made history with the most number of transgender actors in series regular roles.
He also announced he was donating 100% of his profits from Pose to LGBTI charities.
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Author: Anya Crittenton