Netflix have reportedly beaten Hulu and Amazon in a bidding war for “The Politician” – a new musical comedy series from Ryan Murphy; creator of “Glee” and “American Horror Story”. Sources at Deadline tell us that Ben Platt (“Pitch Perfect”) is already confirmed to star and that they are in talks with Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Episodes will be an hour long and the two seasons ordered by Netflix will each follow a different political race being run by a politician called Payton played by Platt. Production is expected to start late Summer and we’ll update you with any news as it comes in.
Ryan Murphy is also working on another show for Netflix, “Ratched” (focusing on Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest).
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