Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Orders Two Seasons of Comedy 'The Politician' (Reports)

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Orders Two Seasons of Comedy 'The Politician' (Reports)

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Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly in talks to join cast.

Netflix has reportedly given a two-season order to The Politician, a one-hour comedy series from prolific writer-producer Ryan Murphy.

Broadway award-winner Ben Platt will star in the title role and Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to be in negotiations to join the cast.

Murphy will work on the project with Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk, his co-creators on Golden Globe-winning musical dramedy series Glee. Fox 21 TV Studios will produce under Murphy’s deal with parent 20th Century Fox.

The series will follow a California politician through a different election campaign each season, with musical numbers featuring in some episodes. …

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