Netflix Lands ‘Glee’ Creators’ New Series ‘The Politician’ with Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand

ben platt pitch perfect - Netflix Lands ‘Glee’ Creators' New Series ‘The Politician’ with Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand

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While networks are presently hard at work choosing exactly what will be striking the airwaves this fall, Netflix has actually simply protected exactly what’s thought to be the most significant offer of the season. Due date reports that in an extremely competitive circumstance, the streaming giant has actually landed a two-season order for a brand-new TELEVISION series from Ryan Murphy called The Politician The hourlong funny series will be led by Tony winner Ben Platt, who is red hot coming off his Broadway stint in the blockbuster musical Dear Evan Hansen As if that wasn’t enough, Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow remain in speak to co-star and produce, with Streisand anticipated to direct numerous episodes.

The series focuses on the political goals of a rich Santa Barbarian, and each season will focus on a various political race his character is associated with. Probably, if this thing goes 5 seasons, we’re headed to a lighter take on House of Cards

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There will be numerous musical numbers in the program, which will display Platt’s skills along with Streisand’s, and if that appears an odd suitable for the series bear in mind the program comes from the very same trio that produced Glee Murphy and imaginative partner Brad Falchuk brought in Glee co-creator Ian Brennan, and all 3 will serve as developers and executive manufacturers on The Politician The 3 formerly collaborated for Scream Queens on Fox, which was cancelled last May after 2 seasons.

This marks Murphy’s 2nd handle Netflix, as he formerly offered the Sarah Paulson– fronted series Ratched, which will chronicle the titular character from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in an origin story of sorts. Whatever you think of the quality of Murphy’s work, his programs are extremely popular, so this was a substantial get for Netflix.

It might likewise be a precursor of things to come. While Murphy assisted grow FX with American Horror Story and American Crime Story, he’s been rather public about his worries of exactly what will take place to the network’s material after the Disney-Fox offer goes through. Murphy’s agreement with FX is up quickly, so it’s possible The Politician was a program of great faith from Netflix as the streaming service attempts to poach Murphy with a general offer, like they made with Shonda Rhimes

The respected producer/writer/director is keeping hectic. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is presently airing on FX (to far quieter buzz than O.J, it should be explained), and Katrina: American Crime Story is poised to enter into production this year. Murphy is likewise getting ready production on his FX series Pose, which includes the biggest LGBTQ cast ever put together, and he released the Fox series 9-1-1 this season to excellent scores. Still uncertain is when the next season of Feud will enter into production, however The Politician is a really high profile series and the program is anticipated to begin shooting late summer season, with Murphy directing the very first episode, so it appears this one is a high top priority.

Stay tuned, folks. The TELEVISION landscape is still moving in huge methods.

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