Peacock released the first teaser on Wednesday for “Angelyne,” the streamer’s upcoming limited series about ’80s Los Angeles billboard icon Angelyne.
“Do you really want to know my story? The story of my life?” Emmy Rossum’s Angelyne says in the teaser. “The truth is, I’m something you have to experience.”
The footage shows Rossum’s character walking towards a pink Corvette and donning matching shades before driving off. The teaser ends with a first reveal of the series date. All episodes of the limited series will be available to stream on Peacock on May 19.
Rossum stars in the series as Angelyne and serves as an executive producer.
“As a society expanding our understanding of identity, this story plays with big questions. Are we defined by the historical facts of our lives? Or can we define ourselves? Rossum said in a statement. I’ve spent the better part of four years thinking, living and breathing this project. I love Angelyne. She’s like Marilyn Monroe stepping into an easy oven with an 80s punk Barbie doll and a dose of new age spirituality. C She’s a trailblazer, a hustler, a visionary, the original influencer, a living work of art.
Alongside Rossum, the series also stars Martin Freeman, Alex Karpovsky, Hamish Linklater, Charlie Rowe, Lukas Gage, Michael Angarano, Molly Ephraim, and David Krumholtz. Allison Miller is showrunner and executive producer.
“That’s not Angelyne’s real story. It’s not a straightforward biopic,” Miller explained. “It’s a story inspired by everything Angelyne stands for…It’s a story about Los Angeles and all that the city means to the people who call it home and to those who dream of making it their home. .”
Lucy Tcherniak is executive producer and director, while Matt Spicer is also a director. “Angelyne” comes from the Composition 8 banner of Rossum, Sam Esmail for Esmail Corp, Chad Hamilton of Anonymous Content and The Hollywood Reporter. The series is produced by UCP.
See the full teaser below: