Kerry Washington Joins Ryan Murphy’s “The Prom”

Kerry Washington. Photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9448871ai)

Just when you thought The Prom’s cast couldn’t get any fancier, well, think again!

Multiple outlets confirm that Kerry Washington has been cast in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix music-oriented adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical.

The Scandal star the previously announced Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Awkwafina, James Corden, Ariana Grande, Keegan-Michael Key, and Andrew Rannells. 

Per TVLine, the story centers on four-down-and-out Broadway actors, played by Streep, Kidman, Corden, and Rannells, who head to Indiana to help a gay teen whose prom was canceled when she tried to bring her girlfriend as her date.

Washington’s role has not yet been revealed.

Murphy will direct from a script by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin.