Halston: Who’s in the Netflix series and when is it being released?

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Halston: Who’s in the Netflix series and when is it being released?

NETFLIX announced the premiere date of Ryan Murphy’s next limited series. The limited series, Halston, chronicles legendary fashion desig

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NETFLIX announced the premiere date of Ryan Murphy’s next limited series.

The limited series, Halston, chronicles legendary fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick’s life.

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Roy Halston Frowick and Liza Minelli[/caption]

Who is Halston?

The Netflix series centers around the empire built by late fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, who is commonly referred to as Halston.

Halston started his career by designing hats. Within a year of launching his career, he became the head milliner for Bergdorf Goodman.

His career started to take off after first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore his hat to President Kennedy’s inauguration.

After the exposure, Halston started making dresses in the late 60s and early 70s that put his name on the map. From there he built his empire until he was fired from his own company for not reaching deadlines and lost the right to sell clothes under his name.

Halston show Netflix poster

When is it being released?

Netflix announced that the series will be released on Friday, May 14th on the streaming platform.

The announcement came when Netflix released the show’s poster along with a series of images and Polaroid pictures of the cast.

Murphy, who created hit television shows such as Glee and American Horror Story, is an executive producer for the limited series.

Who’s in the cast?

Ewan McGregor

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The 50-year-old English native Ewan McGregor will star as Halston in the upcoming Netflix series.

McGregor has been acting since the early 90s starring in a long list of films. He is most famously known for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars franchise.

In 2017 he played Lumière in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast and the year after he played Christopher Robin in the live-action movie based on the children’s book Winnie the Pooh.

Rory Culkin

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The 31-year-old New York City native Rory Culkin will portray director Joel Shumacher.

Culkin is most known for his roles in the movies Scream 4, Mean Creek, Signs, and You Can Count on Me.

Culkin is the brother of Home Alone star, Macaulay Culkin, who just welcomed his first child with Disney’s Brenda Song.

Rebecca Dayan

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Rebecca Dayan at the screening of Novitiate in NYC[/caption]

Rebecca Dayan will portray Elsa Peretti, an Italian jewelry designer and a close friend and collaborator to Halston.

The 37-year-old France native began her acting career in the late 2000s when she moved to New York after studying art, fashion design, and theatre in Paris.

Dayan is known for her roles in the movies From Paris with Love, Limitless, The Neon Demon, and Celeste & Jesse Forever.

Sullivan Jones

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Sullivan Jones at the premiere of Hulu’s The Looming Tower[/caption]

The California native Sullivan Jones portrays the character Ed Austin in the upcoming Netflix series.

Jones is known as a voice actor and has made guest appearances in shows like Blue Bloods, NCIS: New Orleans, and Parks and Recreation. He also appeared in the Netflix show House of Cards and Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

Along with Halston, Jones is set to star in the upcoming show The Gilded Age which is set to be released later this year.

Mary Beth Peil

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Mary Beth Peil at the 2017 Tony Awards[/caption]

The American actress and singer Mary Beth Peil will star in the show as Martha Cunningham, an American artist who has collaborated with Halston.

The 81-year-old Iowa native has been acting since the early 90s. Peil is known for her roles in the popular show Dawson’s Creek and the movies Mirrors, The Stepford Wives, and Flags of Our Fathers.

Peil has also made guest appearances on Law & Order, Fringe, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Krysta Rodriguez

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Krysta Rodriguez will portray the star of the stage, Academy Award-winning actress, Liza Minnelli.

The 37-year-old California native is most famously known for her roles in NBC’s Trial & Error, Smash, and Daybreak. She has also made appearances on Colby’s Clubhouse, Chasing Life, Quantico, and Indoor Boys.

Gian Franco Rodriguez

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Gian Franco Rodriguez at the International Film Festival in L.A[/caption]


In the show, Gian Franco Rodriguez portrays artist and window dresser Victor Hugo.

Rodriguez starred in shorts, including This is How I Lost My Virginity, Simón, and Safe.

He is currently producing a short Dysthymia which is in post-production and was a contributing producer on the documentary Apricot.

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