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Dylan McDermott Joins Ryan Murphy's Netflix Comedy The Politician

 
 
 
Dylan McDermott Joins Ryan Murphy's Netflix Comedy The Politician

Dylan McDermott and Ryan Murphy are reuniting, and they’re taking on something even scarier than American Horror Story‘s Murder House: the world of politics.

The actor has been cast in The Politician, Netflix’s Murphy-produced comedy series that snagged a two-season order in February.

After initially hinting at his casting via an Instagram video in October, McDermott confirmed his involvement with the project during a SiriusXM interview on Monday — and he isn’t the only big name joining the show. Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, Mad Men‘s January Jones and Horror Story vet Jessica Lange all will apparently co-star in the series, McDermott revealed. TVLine has reached out to Netflix for confirmation.

The Politician follows a wealthy, politically driven Santa Barbarian played by Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen). Each season will revolve around a different political race in which the character is involved.

“It’s kind of mirroring what’s happening in the White House right now,” McDermott said, adding that his character is a “con man” who is “living a life that’s just a lie.” The actor said Jones will play his character’s wife, a female escort that he hired to attend a political fundraiser with him (and eventually married).

McDermott previously worked with Murphy on Season 1 of American Horror Story, where he played psychiatrist Ben Harmon. He and Connie Britton later reprised their Murder House characters on the anthology’s most recent season, AHS: Apocalypse.

Source: tvline.com
 
 
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