“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.