The Politician Season 2 trailer: Ben Platt goes against Judith Light & Bette Midler
Ahead of the series’ debut this Friday, Netflix has released the official trailer for the upcoming second season of Ryan Murphy’s dark comedy series The Politician, featuring Ben Platt’s Payton Hobart as he challenges longtime incumbent Judith Light’s Dede Standish for the New York State Senate. The video also teases the crazy antics that the two opposing camps will do to each other in order to prevail in the election. Also starring Bette Midler, you can check out the trailer in the player below!
Payton Hobart, a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he’s going to be President of the United States. But first, he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of dark comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy’s The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.
The Politician stars Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hanson), Gwyneth Paltrow (Avengers: Infinity War), Zoey Deutch (Set It Up), Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express), David Corenswet (Affairs of State), Julia Schlaepfer (Charlie Says), Theo Germaine (Artificial Intelligence), Laura Dreyfuss (Glee), and Rahne Jones (Godspell) as series regulars. Bette Midler and Judith Light will also return for the second season.
The series was given a two-season straight-to-series order. In addition to creating the series, Murphy also co-wrote the episodes alongside Ian Brennan (Glee co-creator) and Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story, Feud). Murphy’s most recent collaboration with Falchuck is Fox’s drama series 911 and is the fourth series that pair will have co-created.
The Politician is one of Ryan Murphy’s ongoing projects for Netflix as part of his massive multi-year deal with the streaming service. These projects include Ratched, a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) as a younger version of the cruel Nurse Ratched; and the film adaptation of hit Broadway musical The Prom featuring a star-studded cast led by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman; and five different projects that were recently announced.