Ryan Murphy has been busy casting his new series, The Politician, which is part of his deal with Netflix. The series, described as a satirical comedy, has just added Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss, and Rahne Jones in series regular roles. The foursome join Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen, the Pitch Perfect movies) who was previously announced to star in Murphy’s one-hour comedy.
Murphy will be involved as the writer, executive producer, and showrunner. Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are also on board as writers and executive producers.
Netflix did not reveal any concrete details on the plot, nor did they reveal descriptions of the characters Deutch, Dreyfuss, Boynton, and Jones will be playing. A premiere date has also not yet been announced for Murphy’s The Politician.
Zoey Deutch’s film credits include The Year of Spectacular Men, Flower, Before I Fall, Everybody Wants Some!!, Beautiful Creatures, and Rebel in the Rye. She also starred in Netflix’s critically acclaimed romantic comedy, Set It Up.
Lucy Boynton’s has recently been working on Bohemian Rhapsody with Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek. The film chronicles the time period leading up to Queen’s appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. Boynton’s additional credits include Murder on the Orient Express, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, Gypsy, Rebel in the Rye, Let Me Go, and The Blackcoat’s Daughter.
Glee veteran Laura Dreyfuss just wrapped up her run as Zoe Murphy in the Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen. Dreyfuss earned a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album as well as a Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program.
The Politician will mark Rahne Jones’ first television role.
Ryan Murphy’s television credits include 9-1-1, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Feud, Pose, Scream Queens, Glee, and Nip/Tuck.