The hugely successful writer and showrunner Ryan Murphy will have Gwyneth Paltrow starring in his debut show for Netflix.

The Oscar-winning actress has been confirmed as part of the cast for upcoming comedy series The Politician, Murphy's first show since he was poached by Netflix.

Murphy has been behind hit shows such as Glee, Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story (AHS), and former Glee star Paltrow will feature alongside former AHS regular Jessica Lange in his Netflix debut.

Cast choices were confirmed by Murphy in an Instagram post advertising the series. He wrote: "My first Netflix show! So proud of this incredible project and the incredible cast. And I can't wait for you to binge it in September."

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According to the post, the series will also star Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones and Benjamin Barrett.

Murphy was hired by Netflix in 2018, in a move from 21st century Fox that's resulted in a multimillion-dollar arrangement.

Each season of The Politician is rumoured to centre around a different electoral race undertaken by the main character, played by Ben Platt. The show was co-created by Paltrow's husband Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.