Following Ryan Murphy and Netflix's huge deal to create a slew of content for the streaming service, fans of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed showrunner can now get their first glimpse of his eight-part Netflix comedy series, The Politician.

Ben Platt takes on the role of Payton Hobart in the show; a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, who has known since being seven that he would one day become President of the United States. Until that point however, he'll be forced to navigate Saint Sebastian High School, where he's got his eyes on the role of Student Body President, as well as a spot at Harvard University.

Of course, the world of politics isn't as morality-driven as we would like to think, so Payton is forced to play the game to outsmart his classmates, without sacrificing his carefully crafted image.

You can check out the first 10 pictures from the series below:

Platt stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss, Rahne Jones, Theo Germaine, Julia Schlaepfer, Bob Balaban, Dylan McDermott, January Jones, David Corenswet, Judith Light and Bette Midler.

Murphy joins long-term writing partner Brad Falchuk on the creative team, as well as Ian Brennan, with all three serving as executive producers alongside Alexis Martin Woodall, Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow. All three also direct, as well as Janet Mock, Helen Hunt and Gwyneth Horder-Payton.

The Politician comes to Netflix on September 27, 2019.


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