Trainspotting’s Ewan McGregor stars as Halston, who was also profiled in the recent documentary feature also titled just Halston.
The Netflix series will run five episodes and tracks Halston 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, 1970s & 80s New York City.
Here’s the trailer:
The official Netflix synopsis for Halston reads:
“This Netflix limited series Halston follows the legendary fashion designer Roy “Halston” Frowick (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, 1970s and ’80s New York — until a hostile takeover forces him to battle for control of his most precious asset… the name Halston itself.”
In addition to McGregor, the Halston cast features Bill Pullman, Rebecca Dayan, David Pittu, Krysta Rodriguez (as Liza Minnelli), Kelly Bishop, Gian Franco Rodriguez, Rory Culkin (as a young Joel Schumacher), Sullivan Jones, and Vera Farmiga.
Halston is a limited series executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Daniel Minahan, Ewan McGregor, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films, plus Eric Kovtun and Sharr White.
The five episodes are directed by filmmaker Daniel Minahan, director of the film Series 7: The Contenders previously, as well as directing episodes of American Crime Story, House of Cards, Marco Polo, Game of Thrones, and some other shows.
Netflix will debut the Halston miniseries (all episodes) streaming exclusively starting on May 14th.