The Politician: When is it released? Who is in the cast? Everything you need to know

Discover Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series about a politician in the making.

As if we needed any more political drama in our lives, new series The Politician is coming to Netflix in autumn 2019.

The dark comedy boasts an impressive cast and looks set to be a hit – find out all you need to know right here.

When is The Politician on Netflix?

The series will begin streaming on Netflix on Friday, September 27.

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Who stars in it?

Playing the starring role as would-be politician Payton Hobart is Ben Platt, who you may recognise from his role in the Pitch Perfect films.

Star credits also include Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love, Avengers, Glee), Jessica Lange (pictured below) who features in every series of American Horror Story, singer and screen legend Bette Midler, and Judith Light (Transparent).

 

Other series regulars are Zoey Deutch (Set It Up), Lucy Boynton (Sing Street), Bob Balaban (Gosford Park), David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss (Glee), Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Benjamin Barrett.

The series has been created by Ryan Murphy, best known for his very successful work on TV series Glee, American Horror Story and Nip/Tuck, and who also created current BBC series Pose.

What is it about?

Payton Hobart has been destined for success his whole life – since the age of seven, he’s known that one day he will become President of the United States.

But before he makes his way to Washington, the wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has to overcome one huge obstacle.

He’ll need to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all - Saint Sebastian High School.

It might sound like small fry next to his ultimate career goal, but Payton has his map to success and knows it starts with being elected student body president so that he can gain a place at Harvard and stay on the path to the White House.

However, Payton isn’t the only student to be desperate to get elected, so he’ll need to outsmart his ruthless classmates without compromising his own morality and carefully-crafted image.

The darkly comic tale gives a glimpse at what it takes to become the most powerful politician of them all.

The Politician begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, September 27.

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