The Politician (Netflix)

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Netflix: September 27, 2019 - Season 1

Comedy, Television

Since the age of seven, Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, has had his life all figured out—he knows he's going to be the President of the United States.

The plan is simple: Get elected Student Body President and then secure a spot at Harvard. But first, he has to outsmart his ruthless classmates in the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School.

However, his campaign for student body president hits a snag when his running mate (Zoey Deutch) makes a homophobic slur, and when he’s opposed by another student, River (David Corenswet), who’s handsome, more popular than Payton, and a better public speaker.

Director: Helen Hunt, Janet Mock, Ryan Murphy
Studio: Netflix
Producer(s): Kenneth J. Silverstein
Cast: Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, Benjamin Barrett
Writer(s): Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Brad Falchuk
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