Peacock has revealed a first look at the limited series Angelyne, starring Emmy Rossum and premiering on the streaming service Thursday, May 19.
Angelyne is about fame, identity, survival, billboards, Corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs, and most importantly of all, the self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the-dark queen of the universe, Angelyne.
The series stars Emmy Rossum, Martin Freeman, Alex Karpovsky, Hamish Linklater, Charlie Rowe, Lukas Gage, Michael Angarano, Molly Ephraim, Philip Ettinger, Antjuan Tobias, Tonatiuh and David Krumholtz.
Allison Miller is the showrunner and executive produces with director Lucy Tcherniak. Matt Spicer also directs.
The executive producers also include Emmy Rossum via her Composition 8 company, Sam Esmail, via his UCP-based Esmail Corp, Chad Hamilton, via Anonymous Content, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, the series is based on an article by consultant Gary Baum.
“As a society broadening our understanding of identity, this story plays with large questions. Are we defined by the historical facts of our life? Or can we define ourselves? To self-actualize, to embrace whoever we are on the inside and live whatever truth feels most accurate,” said Emmy Rossum.
“When everyone’s experience of reality and truth is personal, can there ever be one true story? I’ve spent the better part of 4 years thinking, living, and breathing this project. I love Angelyne.”
Rossum added: “She’s as if Marilyn Monroe got into an easy bake oven with a 80s punk Barbie Doll, and a dose of new age spirituality. She’s a trailblazer, a hustler, a visionary, the original influencer, a living-breathing piece of art.”
About the below teaser, she said: “Here is a little taste of the show. I hope you fall in love with her magic.”
“Angelyne is an homage to the Real Angelyne who became a cultural icon in Los Angeles. This isn’t the true story of Angelyne. It’s not a straight forward biopic,” commented showrunner and executive producer Allison Miller.
“It’s a story inspired by everything Angelyne represents and so it’s a magical story, a hopeful story, a story about becoming the person you were meant to be and believing in your own inner strength to manifest your dreams. It’s a story about Los Angeles and everything the city means to people who move here and to people who dream about moving here.”