The Politician Trailer

The Netflix, Ryan Murphy Era Has Begun as “The Politician” Gets First Trailer

“I want that trophy.”

Though he successfully flexed his creative muscles with shows like American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Feud, and Scream Queens, Ryan Murphy’s move to Netflix is possibly the best thing to happen to TV in…well, ever.

His first project at the streaming giant is The Politician, a fun, dark comedy series that shows a glimpse of what it takes to be a successful politician.

Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) is a wealthy student who has his entire future figured out. In fact, since the age of seven, he has known that we will become President of the United States. But before he can do that he must win over the student body at San Sebastian High School and convince them to elect him Student Body President. With an ever-evolving landscape and a strive for absolute perfection, Payton will realize the difficulty that lies within his singular path to success.

The series just got its first trailer, and we couldn’t be more excited. Murphy’s unique style of storytelling is on full display, with a strong sense of style, tone, and visual aesthetics. Set to consist of eight hour-long episodes, The Politician co-stars Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Julia Schlaepfer, and Laura Dreyfuss.

The highly anticipated original series will hit the streamer on September 27.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.