Ryan Murphy's new comedy shows the dark side of high school politics

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Ben Platt in 'The Politician.' (Netflix)
Ben Platt in 'The Politician.' (Netflix)


Cape Town – Netflix has released the trailer for Ryan Murphy's eight part comedy series, The Politician.

Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, 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.

To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image.

Full of comedy and sly satire, The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician. 

Other cast members include Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss, Rahne Jones, Theo Germaine, Julia Schlaepfer and Bob Balaban. Also starring Dylan McDermott, January Jones, David Corenswet, Judith Light and Bette Midler.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

The Politician launches on Netflix on 27 September. 

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