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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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 ...  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
Teddy Sears ...  William 4 episodes, 2019-2020
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
Daryl Edwards ...  J. Tank Brown 2 episodes, 2020
Ava Eisenson ...  Riva Mandel 2 episodes, 2020
Sandra Landers ...  Anna Whitcolm 2 episodes, 2020
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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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This show was partly filmed at Fullerton High School in Fullerton, California. See more »

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Featured in IMDbrief: Top Stars & Breakouts of 2019 (2019) See more »

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Good show
1 October 2019 | by dpoland-76589See all my reviews

Great acting, roller coaster of some fun, some depth and some good old fashioned drama. A nice production and it follows a Murphy-style.

Side note: I'm sure I'm not the only one tired of people lately reviewing shows as they were political news. Leave politics out of IMDb, please. Rate shows and film on their story telling, not any political themes. What's great about entertainment is that we get to see all kinds of stories!


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27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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