Dylan McDermott and Jessica Lange Join Ryan Murphy’s ‘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.


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.


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