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Netflix Orders Ryan Murphy Musical Comedy ‘The Politician’

Upcoming Series Snags a Two Season Order

Netflix has given a two season order to a one-hour musical comedy from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan called “The Politician.” The series, set to star Tony Award winner Ben Platt (“Dear Evan Hansen”), is described as a satirical comedy revolving around a wealthy politician from Santa Barbara played by Platt. Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow are reportedly in talks to join the cast.

”The Politician” is the second Netflix project with Ryan Murphy (and company) after “Ratched,” with Sarah Paulson slated to star as a younger version of the diabolical Nurse Ratched from Oscar winning theatrical “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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