The Politician 

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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.


Ryan Murphy
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Series cast summary:
Ben Platt ...  Payton Hobart 8 episodes, 2019
Bob Balaban 8 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Barrett 8 episodes, 2019
Lucy Boynton ...  Astrid 8 episodes, 2019
David Corenswet ...  River 8 episodes, 2019
Zoey Deutch ...  Infinity Jackson 8 episodes, 2019
Laura Dreyfuss 8 episodes, 2019
Theo Germaine Theo Germaine 8 episodes, 2019
Rahne Jones ...  Skye 8 episodes, 2019
Jessica Lange ...  Dusty Jackson 8 episodes, 2019
Dylan McDermott 8 episodes, 2019
Bette Midler 8 episodes, 2019
Gwyneth Paltrow ...  Georgina Hobart 8 episodes, 2019
Julia Schlaepfer ...  Alice 8 episodes, 2019
January Jones 7 episodes, 2019
Trevor Eason Trevor Eason ...  Martin Hobart 6 episodes, 2019
Trey Eason Trey Eason ...  Luther Hobart 6 episodes, 2019
Koby Kumi-Diaka ...  Actor 4 episodes, 2019
Natasha Ofili ...  Principal 4 episodes, 2019
Jeff Allen ...  Senator Thomas Eagleton 2 episodes, 2019
Troy Blendell ...  Mr. Happ 2 episodes, 2019
Carrie Gibson ...  Waitress 2 episodes, 2019
Rick Holmes ...  Cooper 2 episodes, 2019
Terry Sweeney ...  Mr. Buddy Broidy 2 episodes, 2019


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 'thePolitician' is full of comedy and clever satire which is giving us a rare insight into how to be a politician.

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27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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