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The Politician 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2019– )
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Payton Hobart, a student from Santa Barbara, 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.
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Payton reevaluates his life after a reckoning, but when a window of opportunity opens, he grapples with a big decision about his political aspirations.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ben Platt ...  Payton Hobart 8 episodes, 2019
Zoey Deutch ...  Infinity Jackson 8 episodes, 2019
Lucy Boynton ...  Astrid Sloan 8 episodes, 2019
Bob Balaban ...  Keaton Hobart 8 episodes, 2019
David Corenswet ...  River Barkley 8 episodes, 2019
Julia Schlaepfer ...  Alice Charles 8 episodes, 2019
Laura Dreyfuss ...  McAfee Westbrook 8 episodes, 2019
Theo Germaine Theo Germaine ...  James Sullivan 8 episodes, 2019
Rahne Jones ...  Skye Leighton 8 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Barrett ...  Ricardo 8 episodes, 2019
Jessica Lange ...  Dusty Jackson 8 episodes, 2019
Gwyneth Paltrow ...  Georgina Hobart 8 episodes, 2019
Ryan J. Haddad ...  Andrew Cashman 4 episodes, 2019
Trevor Eason Trevor Eason ...  Martin Hobart 4 episodes, 2019
Trey Eason Trey Eason ...  Luther Hobart 4 episodes, 2019
Natasha Ofili ...  Principal Vaughn / ... 4 episodes, 2019
Koby Kumi-Diaka ...  Pierre 4 episodes, 2019
Dylan McDermott ...  Theo Sloan 3 episodes, 2019
January Jones ...  Lizbeth Sloan 3 episodes, 2019
Martina Navratilova ...  Brigitte 3 episodes, 2019
B.K. Cannon ...  Chris / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Richard Wharton ...  Thomas 3 episodes, 2019
Eric Nenninger ...  Detective 2 episodes, 2019
Rick Holmes ...  Cooper 2 episodes, 2019
Joseph Runningfox ...  Shaman George 2 episodes, 2019
Carrie Gibson ...  Waitress 2 episodes, 2019
Sky Soleil ...  Officer McKay 2 episodes, 2019
Troy Blendell ...  Mr. Happ 2 episodes, 2019
Marshall Fox ...  Ray / ... 2 episodes, 2019
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Storyline

Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), from Santa Barbara, California, is a wealthy student who has wanted to be the President of the United States since he was seven years old. But first he had to get through the most dangerous political hurdle of all: Saint Sebastian High School. In order to be the President of the Student Body, study at Harvard and continue on his path to extraordinary success, Payton has to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his moral and carefully crafted image. Ryan Murphy's 'The Politician' is full of comedy and clever satire which is giving us a rare insight into how to be a politician.

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Taglines:

We Promise to Promise You Everything

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

This show was partly filmed at Fullerton High School in Fullerton, California. See more »

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Referenced in Today: Episode dated 25 September 2019 (2019) See more »

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Amazing and grippingly wonderful!
27 September 2019 | by pim_bijlsmaSee all my reviews

I have just seen the first episode and this show is so fresh with never a dull moment.

First of all, the acting in this series is phenomenal and the cast is amazing. Ben Platt's character Payton is truly layered as are most of the characters.

Secondly, the visuals of most scenery is beautiful and makes The Politician an even bigger delight to watch.

At last I want to say that Ryan Murphy and his team did it again and better than ever. I'm trying to think of something negative but I truly cannot find it at this moment.

I hope you all enjoy The Politician as much as I am doing.


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