Not To Be Missed: Ryan Murphy’s ‘Halston’ Comes to Netflix This May
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Fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick became an icon of the 1970s with his refined and minimalist style. Close friends with the likes of Liza Minelli and a staple of Studio 54 culture, Halston wasn’t just larger than life — he was a true visionary. Now Ryan Murphy’s Halston on Netflix is on its way.
Courtesy of Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story, American Crime Story), the Halston series will be directed by Daniel Minahan, who has worked with Murphy in the past on episodes of Ratched and American Crime Story … as well as on a little show called Game of Thrones, to name a few.
The five-part limited series will air in May.
Ewan McGregor absolutely embodies Halston’s charm and undeniable cool.
When discussing this casting choice in a recent interview with Vogue, Ryan Murphy said of Halston:
He was, to us, the only choice. The thing that Ewan got about Halston was that Halston had a vision in his mind of who he wanted to be in life. He was self-created. … Ewan really connected with the pain of Halston and the longing of Halston, and how confusing it is to have to be an artist and a businessman at the same time. Other things as well — the power of a muse, for example.
Ryan Murphy’s Halston has been in development for over 20 years. Now, we finally get to experience the fashion, sex, drugs, glamour and tragedy of the period — and of this American icon.
A synopsis of Ryan Murphy’s Halston reads:
The limited series Halston follows the legendary fashion designer (Ewan McGregor), as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that’s synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era he lives in, 1970’s and ‘80’s New York — until a hostile takeover forces him to battle for control of his most precious asset… the name Halston itself. The series is Executive Produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Daniel Minahan, Ewan McGregor, Eric Kovtun, Sharr White, and Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films. Minahan also serves as the series director.
Ryan Murphy’s Halston on Netflix is set to premiere May 14. You can watch it here.