What is The Politician (TV) About?
‘The Politician’ is an American comedy-drama series that first premiered on Netflix on September 27, 2019. Created by the notable trio of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, the show follows the captivating political aspirations of Payton Hobart, portrayed by Ben Platt, a wealthy student from Santa Barbara. Each season of the series revolves around a different political campaign that Payton undertakes, starting with a high-stakes election at his high school. The show delves into the intricacies of the American political system as well as the personal challenges faced by Payton and his peers. The series boasts an ensemble cast that includes Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others, and sees new additions in subsequent seasons with the likes of Judith Light and Bette Midler. ‘The Politician’ offers a satirical look at the lengths individuals will go to for power and success, set against the backdrop of contemporary American politics. With a blend of sharp wit and drama, the show explores themes of ambition, morality, and the cost of victory. As Payton Hobart's journey unfolds, viewers witness his evolution from a student election candidate to a more seasoned political contender, reflecting the perennial nature of the drive for political influence.
The first episode of The Politician aired on September 27, 2019 and the most recent episode to air was on June 19, 2020.