Dylan McDermott has confirmed he’s been cast in The Politician, Netflix’s upcoming comedy series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan starring Tony winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen).
In an interview with Sirius XM, McDermott also revealed Mad Men alumna January Jones will play his wife. Details about the plot and characters in The Politician are being kept under wraps, but according to a source close to the project, it revolves around the politician aspirations of Platt’s Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbarian, and every season will revolve around a different political race his character is involved in. Murphy will direct the pilot for The Politician, described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.
The project hails from Fox 21 TV Studios under Murphy’s overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV. Its packaging was guided by Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden, a longtime Murphy collaborator who oversees the studio.