Oscar winner Jessica Lange has been set as one of the female leads opposite Benjamin Platt in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix comedy series “The Politician”. Murphy is expected to direct the pilot.
Murphy and frequent collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are producing the series which revolves around the politician aspirations of a wealthy Santa Barbara resident named Payton.
Each season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in. Dylan McDermott, January Jones, Zoey Deutch, Laura Dreyfuss, Lucy Boynton and newcomer Rahne Jones co-star.
Lange has starred in Murphy’s “American Horror Story” and “Feud” anthology series.