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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 & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Zoey Deutch ...  Infinity Jackson 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Ben Platt ...  Payton Hobart / ... 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Lucy Boynton ...  Astrid Sloan 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Julia Schlaepfer ...  Alice Charles 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Laura Dreyfuss ...  McAfee Westbrook 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Theo Germaine ...  James Sullivan 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Rahne Jones ...  Skye Leighton 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Gwyneth Paltrow ...  Georgina Hobart 16 episodes, 2019-2020
Judith Light ...  Dede Standish 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Bette Midler ...  Hadassah Gold 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Bob Balaban ...  Keaton Hobart 8 episodes, 2019
David Corenswet ...  River Barkley 8 episodes, 2019
Benjamin Barrett ...  Ricardo 8 episodes, 2019
Jessica Lange ...  Dusty Jackson 8 episodes, 2019
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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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Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow previously starred together in the movie Hush See more »

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21 October 2019 | by jbhillerSee all my reviews

How Come All the High School Students Look 30 Years Old?????


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27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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