The first look at Netflix’s biting new satirical dramedy The Politician is here to both assault and delight your eyeballs.
The upcoming eight-episode series is the very first offering from TV mastermind Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, American Horror Story and Scream Queens, as part of his mammoth $300 million deal with the streaming service which was announced in February 2018.
With that kind of a price tag and creative name attached to the project, it’s no wonder The Politician is a richly staged production teaming with an all-star cast.
Take a look at the first trailer for The Politician, coming to Netflix September 27. Post continues after video.
In The Politician, Ben Platt, who you might know from Pitch Perfect and the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hanson (download the soundtrack and listen immediately if you have yet to hear it) stars as protagonist Payton Hobart.
Payton is a wealthy student from California who has known without question since the age of seven that he is destined to be the President of the United States.
But before he can realise his destiny, he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape there is… Saint Sebastian High School.