'Angelyne' Trailer, Starring Emmy Rossum, Explores Fame and Identity

Watch a trailer for 'Angelyne,' starring Emmy Rossum, ahead of its May 19 premiere on Peacock.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Emmy Rossum in 'Angelyne'


Those who lived in Los Angeles in the late 20th century know Angelyne as an iconic billboard model who made a very specific image of herself famous. But who got to know the real woman underneath that image? Peacock's upcoming limited series, simply titled Angelyne, explores the idea that only Angelyne really knows Angelyne.

"Since I was a girl, I've known that fame is my destiny — huge, gigantic fame," Angelyne (Emmy Rossum, who also executive produces), says in a newly-released trailer, which you can watch below. "But it can be hard when you become famous. A lot of people want to be a part of it, no matter what it takes. They'll say and write just about anything."

The trailer previews how the show will ruminate on Angelyne as a woman and a celebrity, as well as on the idea of fame itself. It comes from UCP and showrunner Allison Miller, who executive produces alongside Rossum via Composition 8, Sam Esmail via Esmail Corp, Chad Hamilton via Anonymous Content, Lucy Tcherniak, and The Hollywood Reporter. (The show is based on an article in The Hollywood Reporter that exposed who the real woman behind Angelyne is, and its author, Gary Baum, serves as a consultant on the show.) Tcherniak and Matt Spicer also direct.

"Angelyne is an homage to the Real Angelyne who became a cultural icon in Los Angeles. This isn't the true story of Angelyne. It's not a straight forward biopic. It's a story inspired by everything Angelyne represents and so it's a magical story, a hopeful story, a story about becoming the person you were meant to be and believing in your own inner strength to manifest your dreams. It's a story about Los Angeles and everything the city means to people who move here and to people who dream about moving here," Miller said in a statement.

Also starring Martin Freeman, Alex Karpovsky, Hamish Linklater, Charlie Rowe, Lukas Gage, Michael Angarano, Molly Ephraim, Philip Ettinger, Antjuan Tobias, Tonatiuh, and David Krumholtz, Angelyne premieres May 19 on Peacock.