Ryan Murphy, Ben Platt, Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow

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Ryan Murphy's calling in the big guns for his new Netflix political comedy, The Politician.

The Politician, which was announced early in 2018, is in production now and has quite the famous cast. Led by Tony winner Ben Platt of Dear Evan Hansen fame, the series features Platt as Payton, a wealthy Californian with political ambitions. You can expect musical numbers because, duh, and social commentary on the state of politics today. Back when the show was announced, Barbra Streisand was in talks for it, but she's since been replaced by...Jessica Lange.

Below, get the lowdown on the new series that is sure to be getting a lot of attention when it finally premieres (whenever that may be).

The Politician


Ryan Murphy, 2018 Emmys, 2018 Emmy Awards, Winners

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Ben Platt, 2017 Tony Awards

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Ryan Murphy, 2018 Emmys, 2018 Emmy Awards, Winners

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Ben Platt, 2018 Grammy Awards, Performances

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Jessica Lange

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Zoey Deutch, 2018 Oscars, Red Carpet Fashions

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Celebs Wearing Victoria Beckham

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Dylan McDermott, American Horror Story Murder House

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The Politician will premiere on Netflix...soon.

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