Streifans (or do they call themselves Barbrarians?) everywhere got verklempt in the loins today after Deadline reported that their god is possibly going to grace a Ryan Murphy show with her talent. Does that mean that Barbra Streisand is going to play herself in American Horror Story: Barbra Streisand’s Basement Mall? Or does it mean she’s going to play Jennifer Aniston in American Crime Story: The Time Harper’s Bazaar Put Jennifer Aniston In Streisand Drag. The answer is: neither. Barbra is “in talks” to do a brand new Ryan Murphy show for Netflix. Gwyneth Paltrow is also in talks to co-star. And now I’m picturing Barbra say, “Like buttah,” when Goopy asks her how her vagina feels after they get side-by-side coochie steaming during a break from filming.
Deadline says that Netflix ordered two seasons of a one-hour comedy called The Politician from Ryan Murphy, future Mr. Goopy Paltrow Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. It stars Tony winner Ben Platt (from Dear Evan Hansen). Ben is also a producer. Apparently, the show brought on a bidding war between Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Netflix won, obviously, and no word if Ryan had to send them a video of him standing in front of all of his awards to get that big money. If Babs and Goopy end up signing on, they will also be producers. Ryan will direct the first episode, and there’s talks of Babs directing some episodes as well.
The only thing known about Ryan Murphy’s 998th show is that it’s about a politician wannabe rich kid from Santa Barbara.
Details about the plot and characters in The Politician are being kept under wraps, but according to a source close to the show, 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.
The show will also have musical numbers sprinkled in here and there. I’m into it, because a musical TV show about politics in Santa Barbara has the potential to be a glorious Cop Rock-like mess.
I wasn’t exaggerating when I said that The Politician will be Ryan’s 998th show. He’s currently working on American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Feud, 9-1-1, Pose and Netflix’s Ratched, an origin series about Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest that will star Sarah Paulson. So Ryan probably doesn’t do this thing called “sleeping,” which is a good thing for him. Because he’s going to need to keep his eyes wide open at all times for any possible John Travolta sightings. If the news about Barbra Streisand doing a TV musical show doesn’t cause John Travolta to combust into a cloud of glitter, he’s going to hunt down Ryan, tackle Ryan, and bawl while begging Ryan to put him in that musical show with his idol! And nothing brings the sads like a crying old mess in a tragic Lhasa Apso lace front.