Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow in Netflix musical satire series

06 . Feb . 2018
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Netflix has obviously been bringing new content to its audiences. Its newest addition is a musical comedy, coming from the creators of Glee Ryan Murphy, Brad Falcuk, and Ian Brennan.

A satirical comedy, The Politician will revolve around a wealthy politician from Santa Barbara played by Ben Platt. Every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in. Reports also suggest that a two-season deal has been signed with Netflix.

For Ben, this series will be a ‘regular role’. He shot to fame with Dear Evan Hansen, a musical which also won him a Tony Award for Lead Actor. Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow are expected to join the star cast. Talking of the music part, this web series will have musician numbers in every episode (very much like a typical Bollywood film?)

The deal, said to be the biggest TV package sale of the year, was signed after days of ‘a bidding war’ among several streaming services which includes the crème de la crème names such as Amazon and Hulu.

Ryan Murphy will direct the pilot for The Politician, which will be a one-hour comedy with social commentary.