The Politician (TV series)
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The Politician is set to revolve 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."
Cast and characters
- Ben Platt as Payton
- Jessica Lange
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Zoey Deutch
- Lucy Boynton
- Laura Dreyfuss
- Rahne Jones
- Dylan McDermott
- January Jones
On February 5, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a two season straight-to-series order. The order came after a bidding war involving Hulu and Amazon. The series was created by Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, and Ryan Murphy, all of whom will executive produce alongside Ben Platt. Production companies involved with the show are to include Fox 21 Television Studios and Ryan Murphy Productions.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was confirmed that Ben Platt would star in the series and that Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow were in talks to join as series regulars. On July 16, 2018, it was announced that Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones had been cast in main roles. On October 11, 2018, it was reported that Dylan McDermott had joined the cast. On November 4, 2018, Streisand revealed in an interview with The New Yorker that she had chosen to turn down the series in order to work on her album Walls, and that Jessica Lange had been cast in the role she had been eyed for instead. On December 3, 2018, McDermott announced in an interview with Sirius XM that January Jones had been cast to portray his wife in the series.
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- Petski, Denise (December 4, 2018). "Dylan McDermott Confirms Casting In Ryan Murphy's 'The Politician' Netflix Series, Says January Jones Will Play His Wife". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 4, 2018.