Broadway star Jeremy Pope has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series “Hollywood.”
He will star opposite Darren Criss and David Corenswet and also executive produce the series a spokesperson for the streaming service tells TheWrap.
“Hollywood,” which is co-created by Murphy and Ian Brennan, received a straight-to-series order at Netflix back in February. Earlier this month, it was revealed Criss would star on and executive produce the show. Other cast members include Holland Taylor and Patti LuPone.
Little else has been revealed about “Hollywood,” except that Murphy calls it “a love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown” and principal photography has already begun on the show.
The show is one of many projects Murphy has set up at Netflix since signing his mega-deal with the streaming service in February 2018, including “The Politician,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel “Ratched” starring Sarah Paulson, a series adaptation of “A Chorus Line” and a limited series biopic about the designer Halston, starring Ewan McGregor. He is also developing several documentary series, including one about a lesbian couple who came out in their 80s and another, a 10-part project about Andy Warhol.
On the film side, Murphy is set to direct an adaptation of the play “The Boys in the Band” with its starry 2018 Broadway revival cast and produce an adaptation of the Broadway musical “The Prom” starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key and Andrew Rannells.
Pope was nominated for awards at the 2019 Tonys, Best Actor in a Play for “Choir Boy” and Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.”
Deadline first reported Pope’s casting.
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