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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 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Ben Platt ...  Payton Hobart 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Zoey Deutch ...  Infinity Jackson 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Lucy Boynton ...  Astrid Sloan 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Julia Schlaepfer ...  Alice Charles 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Laura Dreyfuss ...  McAfee Westbrook 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Theo Germaine ...  James Sullivan 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Rahne Jones ...  Skye Leighton 15 episodes, 2019-2020
Gwyneth Paltrow ...  Georgina Hobart 15 episodes, 2019-2020
David Corenswet ...  River Barkley 11 episodes, 2019-2020
Benjamin Barrett ...  Ricardo 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Ryan J. Haddad ...  Andrew Cashman 9 episodes, 2019-2020
Judith Light ...  Dede Standish 8 episodes, 2019-2020
Bob Balaban ...  Keaton Hobart 8 episodes, 2019
Bette Midler ...  Hadassah Gold 8 episodes, 2019-2020
Jessica Lange ...  Dusty Jackson 8 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 '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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Comedy | Drama


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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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27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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