I’m GASPING! The gayest gay icon OF ALL TIME meets the CUTEST BROADWAY STAR of the modern era… and together they star in an hour long musical/comedy produced by camp king Ryan Murphy… which also happens to star Gwyneth Patrow,,,, I mean…. It’s JUST TOO MUCH to take in! But THR assures us it’s all real, and it’s happening. The Politician will be on Netflix… and already has a two season order!
The Politician revolves around Platt’s Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbara resident. Each season will center on a different political race that the character is involved in. Platt is expected to have musical numbers in the show. Production for the show is expected to start in the late summer.
Online scuttlebutt has it that Streisand will have a hand at directing a few episodes and will DEFINITELY be singing in them. So there IS something to look forward to in these dark times.
The Politician joins a roster of Murphy’s scripted originals that also includes Fox’s recently renewed drama 911, FX anthologies American Horror Story, American Crime Story and Feud, plus ongoing drama Pose and Netflix’s Ratched.
This is Paltrow’s latest collaboration with Murphy and Falchuk. The actress, who is engaged to Falchuk, won an Emmy for her guest turn on Glee. She also was working with Murphy to prep a TV version of One Hit Wonders, the project they had at one time set up as a feature film.
(Photos: Pacific Coast News)