Ben Platt to star in Ryan Murphy musical for Netflix

Ben Platt to star in Ryan Murphy musical for Netflix

Netflix has given a giant dedication to a music-driven sequence from the “Glee” staff of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan that’s set to star Ben Platt.

The challenge, first reported by Deadline, is described as a satirical comedy revolving round a rich politician from Santa Barbara performed by Platt, a Tony winner for “Pricey Evan Hansen.” Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow are in talks to hitch the solid, per Deadline. The sequence is anticipated to have musical numbers in each episode.

A rep for Murphy confirmed the two-season deal. Netflix declined to remark.

Murphy, Falchuk and Brennan have been the creators and driving forces behind Fox’s “Glee,” which ran from 2009 to 2015. The trio additionally collaborated on Fox’s horror-comedy anthology “Scream Queens.”

“Politician” marks the primary sequence common position for Platt, who shot to stardom because of the success of the musical “Pricey Evan Hansen,” which scooped up six Tony Awards final June, together with greatest musical and lead actor in a musical for Platt. He logged a visitor shot in a current episode of NBC’s “Will & Grace.”

Paltrow has labored with the Murphy camp up to now as a recurring visitor star on “Glee” however she has by no means taken on a sequence common gig. Streisand’s involvement can be a serious coup for Murphy if a deal comes collectively. The famed multi-hyphenate can also be anticipated to direct episodes of “Politician,” per Deadline.

Murphy has one other drama sequence within the works at Netflix, “Ratched,” a drama revolving across the origins story of the fearsome Nurse Ratched from the Ken Kesey-penned novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Sarah Paulson is on board to star. “Ratched” additionally has a two-season, 18-episode dedication from Netflix.