The containment will continue long after May, and Netflix will have plenty to keep you busy.
One of the first to be featured is Ryan Murphy’s new creation for the platform, a tribute to Hollywood’s golden age. We’ll also discover The Eddy, the jazzy creation by Damien Chazelle (LaLa Land), set in Paris. In addition, we’ll have an eye on White Lines, the new thriller from La Casa de Papel’s director. Not forgetting Space Force, the SF comedy that reunites Steve Carell with the creator of The Office.
As for cinema, Charlie Chaplin brings most of Charlot’s great classics to the platform. Also noteworthy are a few original films, including the social drama All Day and a Night, directed by Jeffrey Wright.
In the Hollywood series, Ryan Murphy navigates between reality and fiction.
What director Ryan Murphy (Glee, The Politician, American Crime Story) proposes with his Hollywood mini-series is an alternative vision of the golden age of Hollywood. The show offers an unprecedented visibility to the “invisible” in post-war cinema, ethnic and sexual minorities.
A bit like Quentin Tarantino in Once Upon Time in Hollywood, Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan deliver their vision of the film industry in a former era. A vivid appeal for diversity in the form of a timeline populated by characters who really existed, but whose existence in this case is fantasized, revisited. Here is what is true and what is in Ryan Murphy’s imagination.
Did Jack Castello exist?
From the very beginning of the series, we have been very tempted to check IMdB to verify the existence of Jack Castello (David Corenswet), a young army veteran who dreams of becoming an actor and has to play the gigolo for a living. But Jack Castello, just like black screenwriter Archie Coleman (Jeremy Pope), director Raymond Ainsley (Darren Criss) are fictional characters. The same goes for aspiring actress and daughter of film magnate Claire Wood (Samara Weaving), casting director Ellen Kincaid (Holland Taylor), and Dick Samuels (Joe Mantello). On the other hand, actor’s agent Henry Wilson – who encouraged Roy Fitzgerald to become Rock Hudson, to take acting and acting classes, did exist.