Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Show Might Star Barbra Streisand

No Joke: Ben Platt & Barbra Streisand to Star in Ryan Murphy Produced Series

Platt, who won a Tony a year ago for his role in Dear Evan Hansen, would play the lead character and each season would be a different political race he's involved in.

Playing the role of the eponymous politician, Payton, will be Ben Platt, who took the Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award in 2017 for Dear Evan Hansen, and is also known from film roles in the first two Pitch Perfect films, Ricki And The Flash and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

The series is being produced by Murphy, Ian Brennan and Paltrow's fiancé, Brad Falchuk.

According to Deadline, Streisand is in talks to co-star in the hourlong comedy series "The Politician". Platt will also act as a producer on the show and has been involved with the casting around him, and it's rumored that he might even perform a few musical numbers.

Details are being kept under wraps but the plot will focus on Platt, who plays an affluent politician.

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The Politician, which had been the centre of a weeklong bidding war amongst streaming outlets such as Amazon and Hulu, will ultimately make its arrival as a Netflix series, reports Deadline.

Platt will reportedly have musical numbers in numerous episodes in the Fox 21 TV Studios new project, and Murphy is set to direct the pilot episode.

Production is slated to begin in late summer.

This news comes shortly after the debut of Falchuk and Murphy's drama series 911, which was renewed for a second season after two episodes. Murphy's upcoming Netflix series Ratched followers a younger Nurse Ratched, the antagonist from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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