Skip to comments.Netflix Nabs ‘The Politician’; Ben Platt Set, Barbra Streisand & Gwyneth Paltrow In Talks (tr)
Posted on 02/05/2018 11:57:19 AM PST by EdnaMode
In a very competitive situation, Netflix has landed The Politician, a new hourlong comedy series from longtime collaborators Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Ryan Murphy, I have learned. The project, starring Tony winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hanson), with Oscar winners Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow in negotiations to co-star, has received a two-season straight-to-series order, I hear.
The deal, believed to be the biggest TV package sale of the year, came after a weeklong bidding war among top streaming players, including Amazon and Hulu, sources said. It gives prolific creator-producer Murphy two series on Netflix, along with the upcoming Ratched.
As he does on all of his shows, Murphy will direct the pilot for The Politician, described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary. If Streisand and Paltrows deals close, the two will serve as producers on the series alongside Platt, and Streisand also likely will direct some of the episodes, insiders with knowledge of the project told Deadline.
Details about the plot and characters in The Politician are being kept under wraps, but according to a source close to the show, it revolves around the politician aspirations of Platts Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in.
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Oh awesome, perhaps they can make us laugh with anti conservative Pee Pee and Poo Poo jokes?? That is all the left does these days.... Good grief...
Sounds like a good one to not watch, given the “stars”.
Ok students, thanks for the input. The solution for you is more math and no play.
Babs and Gwyneth? No thanks.
I finally got around to watching “The Way We Were” recently (yeah, I know, a bit late) and had to force myself to watch it all the way to the end. Barf. Vowed to never subject myself to her every again.
Those two are about as much fun as hilldawg.
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