The name Ryan Murphy may not ring a bell, but you’ve undoubtedly heard of the big-name TV shows he created. From Glee to American Horror Story, Nip/Tuck and others, Murphy has a solid track record when it comes to television. In a release issued earlier todau, Netflix confirmed that they have snapped up the rights to the director/producer/writer’s upcoming comedy series created alongside Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Titled The Politican, the show will be the second from Murphy on Netflix with Ratched (focusing on Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) already in the works.
In season 1 of the series we see Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he’s going to be President of the United States. But first he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of dark comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy’s The Politicianoffers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.
This deal for Netflix is the latest that locks in proven TV talent to make shows for the service. Back in August 2017, the company swiped Shonda Rhimes away from ABC for a multi-year deal. Netflix snagged a western anthology series from the Coen Brothers the year before as well. Moves like these show that the company is willing to pay for top talent to create content as it continues to pad its ever-growing library.
The Politician will be launching on the service on the 27th of September 2019.
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