Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Series Gets First Trailer

Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt in "The Politician"

The Politician is already one of the most anticipated new shows of the fall television season, and its creator Ryan Murphy just added some fuel to the fire by dropping the first trailer for this star-studded series.

This highly-anticipated comedy with social commentary tells the story of Payton Hobart, who set an important goal for his future at the age of seven – becoming the President of the United States. In order to achieve it and stay on the path to success, he has to navigate the treacherous political landscape Saint Sebastian High School and secure a spot at Harvard.

The Pitch Perfect star Ben Platt takes on the lead role in this promising project. The Politician also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, and Lucy Boynton, with Bette Midler and Judith Light in guest roles.

The Politician is the first project that’s a part of Ryan Murphy’s reported $300 million five-year deal with Netflix. He’s also developing a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest spin-off series Ratched and star-studded musical Hollywood for this streaming service.