‘The Politician’: Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss & Rahne Jones Cast In Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series
DEADLINE – Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones have been cast as series regulars opposite Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix hourlong comedy series The Politician.
Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be in the series, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, while Barbra Streisand has been in talks.
The series, on which Murphy serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer and frequent collaborators Falchuk and Brennan serve as writers and executive producers, is described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.
Details about the plot and characters in The Politician are being kept under wraps, but according to a source, it revolves around the politician aspirations of Platt’s Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in.
The project hails from Fox 21 TV Studios under Murphy’s previous overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV.
Boynton will be seen starring opposite Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody, set for theatrical release in November. This fall, she will also be seen in Gareth Evans’ period thriller Apostle opposite Dan Stevens and most recently was seen in Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, as well as Lisa Rubin’s Netflix series Gypsy.