'Angelyne': 5 things you need to know about Peacock show based on the '80s icon
The show is based on the '80s icon 'Angelyne' who became a successful artist after appearing in a series of iconic billboards in and around LA
We live in a society where people are easily mesmerized by the lives of celebrities. From dazzling clothes to paparazzi running all over the place to get a click, celebrities have created a world that only revolves around them. Nowadays, even social media influencers are considered to be celebrities and if you believe that such things started happening in recent years, that’s where ‘Angelyne’ comes into play.
The upcoming Peacock series is based on the ‘80s billboard queen and Los Angeles icon, Angelyne. The artist came to prominence in 1984 after the appearance of a series of iconic billboards in and around Los Angeles, California that read-only "Angelyne" and pictured her posing suggestively. The limited series will dive deeper into the icon’s life and give viewers an idea of how she presented herself to everyone and made a luxurious life for herself.
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The upcoming series is all about Los Angeles and what the city means to people who move there to kickstart their careers. Here’s everything you need to know about the limited series.
When does ‘Angelyne’ release and where can you watch it?
The limited series will be premiering exclusively on Peacock on Thursday, May 19. According to Futon Critic, the series will be available for streaming at 3:01 am EST. Viewers can download the Peacock app from Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. On the other hand, it is also available on other devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Android TVs, Apple TV, Chromecast, Play Station, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Vizio TV, and X-Box.
What is ‘Angelyne’ all about?
The official synopsis reads, “Based on an article written in The Hollywood Reporter in 2017, the Peacock limited series 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.”
Who stars in the Peacock limited series?
The show is stacked with amazing actors that will keep you glued to your screens. Emmy Rossum will be playing the role of the titular character while Martin Freeman portrays Maurice Wallach. On the other hand, Alex Karpovsky will be seen playing Jeff Glasner on the show.
Rossum began her acting career at the tender age of 10 and made a name for herself by appearing on shows like ‘Law & Order’ and ‘As the World Turns’. She made her feature film debut in 1999 with ‘Genius’ and since then, she hasn’t looked back. The actress has made appearances in movies such as ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, ‘Mystic River’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Before I Disappear’, and ‘Comet’.
Meanwhile, her role in the TV series ‘Shameless’ made her earn several laurels.
Other actors to feature in the show include Hamish Linklater, Charlie Rowe, Lukas Gage, Michael Angarano, Molly Ephraim, Philip Ettinger, Antjuan Tobias, Tonatiuh, and David Krumholtz.
The show is created by Allison Miller and written by Nora Mariana Salim, Dani Vetere, Nancy Oliver, and Andy Siara.
Miller, Rossum, Lucy Tcherniak, Sam Esmail, Chad Hamilton, and The Hollywood Reporter serve as executive producers on the show.
You can watch the trailer here.