DEADLINE – Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss and Rahne Jones have been cast as series regulars opposite Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix hourlong comedy series The Politician.

Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be in the series, from Glee creators Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, while Barbra Streisand has been in talks.

The series, on which Murphy serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer and frequent collaborators Falchuk and Brennan serve as writers and executive producers, is described as a one-hour comedy with social commentary.

Details about the plot and characters in The Politician are being kept under wraps, but according to a source, 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 project hails from Fox 21 TV Studios under Murphy’s previous overall deal at 20th Century Fox TV.

The series reunites Dreyfuss with Platt and with Murphy, Falchik and Brennan. She recently ended her run as the young female lead Zoe Murphy in the Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, in which she starred opposite Platt. She also played Madison McCarthy in the sixth season of Murphy, Falchuk and Brennan’s Fox dramedy Glee. Dreyfuss is repped by Authentic Talent and Literary Management, Stone Manners Salners Agency, and Jackoway Austen.

DEADLINE – Netflix’s drama series Gypsy will not be returning for a second season. I have learned that the Internet TV network has opted not to proceed with a second installment of the psychological thriller starring Naomi Watts. Netflix declined comment.

The development is somewhat surprising because Netflix had been in conversations with the producers about a second season and the cancellation decision comes after a writers room had been up and running for four weeks, working on storylines and scripts for Season 2.

Gypsy, which marked two-time Oscar nominee Watts’ first starring TV series role, hailed from Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin. It debuted on June 30 to mixed reviews. Gypsy‘s cancellation comes just as Netflix renewed another new series that launched at the same time as Gypsy, women’s wrestling comedy GLOW. The streaming network also has renewed the other new drama series to launch in the first half of 2017, Marvel’s Iron Fist and 13 Reasons Why.

Gypsy centered on Jean Holloway (Watts), a Manhattan therapist with a seemingly picturesque life who begins to develop intimate and illicit relationships with the people in her patients’ lives. As the borders of Jean’s professional life and personal fantasies become blurred, she descends into a world where the forces of desire and reality are disastrously at odds. The cast also included Billy Crudup as Jean’s husband and Sophie Cookson, Lucy Boynton and Karl Glusman as three of her patients. Liza Chasin, Rubin, Watts and Rudd Simmons executive produced.

I have updated the gallery with our first episode still (from 1×06) featuring Lucy in ‘Gypsy’. We still don’t know much about her character but be sure to check Netflix on June 30 for more!
Thanks to my friend Emily at Marvelous Margot for the help.