Peacock has announced Thursday, May 19 as the premiere date for its upcoming limited drama series, Angelyne. The series, based on a 2017 Hollywood Reporter feature by Gary Baum, Angelyne will chronicle the life of the L.A. billboard icon.
Emmy Rossum plays the titular blonde bombshell, and in a statement from Peacock, shared her excitement on taking on this role: “I’ve spent the better part of four years thinking, living and breathing this project. I love Angelyne. She’s as if Marilyn Monroe got into an easy bake oven with an ’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. Here is a little taste of the show. I hope you fall in love with her magic.”
Angelyne will also feature 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 showrunner and executive producer. Rossum executive produces via her Composition 8 company, as well as her husband Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), via his UCP-based Esmail Corp, Chad Hamilton, via Anonymous Content and The Hollywood Reporter.