This Friday, Ben Platt returns as Payton Hubert in Ryan Murphy’s The Politician.
Referred to as a “22-year-old f****** rich kid” by Judith Light in the trailer, Payton has big political ambitions that have gone beyond being high school class president and into the Presidency. But first, he needs to reach the senate and unseat Senate Majority Leader Dede Standish (Judith Light) and her no-nonsense Chief of Staff, Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler). Along the way, Payton has to choose what kind of politician he wants to be and if he wants to expose secrets, lies, and engage in another throuple.
In the trailer, we see that his mother, Georgina Hobart (Gwyneth Paltrow), threatens to get in the way of his dreams. Will Payton rise above the world of politics without compromising his values? You’ll have to watch the second season to find out.
The series also stars Zoey Deutsch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, David Corenswet, and Ryan Haddad. Season 2 has added Jackie Hoffman. The Politician was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. Paltrow, Platt, and Alexis Martin Woodall were executive producers.
Watch the trailer below and watch the new season on Netflix on June 19.