Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Platt to star in Netflix's 'The Politician'

Barbra Streisand is reportedly in negotiations to costar with Ben Platt in a new Netflix comedy series

Here, Murphy and company have already mapped out a trajectory for Platt's Payton, with each season set to focus on a different political race in the character's perpetual climb of the political ladder. The hourlong comedy, called The Politician, will star Tony victor Ben Platt and Oscar winners Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Paltrow would be an unsurprising addition, as she and Falchuk were recently engaged.

According to Deadline, Streisand is in talks to co-star in the hourlong comedy series "The Politician".

Plot details for the show are minimal, but it is built around the wealthy politically ambitious young man from Santa Barbara, Calif. played by Platt, notes Deadline. Murphy is set to direct the pilot, while Streisand is also expected to direct some episodes.

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The package, which also drew interest from Hulu and Amazon, is produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and stems from Murphy's overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.

The show is also expected to feature several big musical numbers for Platt, who made a splash on Broadway in the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Production is slated to begin in late summer.

Of course, this won't be Paltrow's first time joining the Murphy circus. This marks Murphy and Falchuk's second show at Netflix and joins One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest prequel Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson. Two seasons have been secured, according to multiple reports. Murphy's most recent collaboration with Falchuck is Fox's new hit drama series, 911, and is the fourth series the pair will have co-created.

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