Netflix Lands Ryan Murphy's New Series, The Politician

  • Netflix Lands Ryan Murphy's New Series, The Politician

Netflix Lands Ryan Murphy's New Series, The Politician

Deadline reports that Platt will perform several musical numbers throughout the series.

The show stars Ben Platt of "Dear Evan Hansen" as a wealthy Santa Barbarian with political aspirations. Though the series is set to star Tony victor Ben Platt, Deadline adds that two high-profile stars are also in negotiations to join the cast: Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow. The series will have a two-season deal with the streaming company. Netflix reportedly grabbed the show with a two-season, straight-to-series order, according to Deadline. It will be Murphy's second show airing on Netflix. A couple of other big names are in talks to join him, most notably Gwyneth Paltrow, who is engaged to co-creator Falchuk and won an Emmy for her role as Holly Holliday on Glee, and - wait for it, but really prepare yourself because it's so good - Barbra Streisand! Longtime collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are also on board.

Production will start later this summer. Both Paltrow and Streisand are expected to get producer credits if they sign on. Moreover, the prospective onscreen addition of music and movie icon, Barbara Streisand, comes with the possibility of her directing some of the episodes. FX anthologies American Horror Story, American Crime Story and Feud are just some of ones he has under his belt so far. Murphy's upcoming Netflix series Ratched followers a younger Nurse Ratched, the antagonist from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.