'The Politician' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the Netflix comedy
Now in college, the man with lofty ambitions of being President of the U.S. one day, Payton Hobart, fights to unseat Dede Standish in the New York State Senate race
One doubts that the world has had enough of Payton Hobart’s wild political ambitions. Thus, Ryan Murphy’s Netflix comedy series ‘The Politician’ returning for a second season less than a year after the first one is as welcome as it is exciting.
‘The Politician’ Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on Friday, June 19.
Per the official synopsis for the plot of season 2, Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) fights to unseat Dede Standish (Judith Light) in the New York State Senate race. As a long-time incumbent and greatly admired Senate Majority Leader with no-nonsense Chief of Staff, Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler) at her side, Dede’s re-election was supposed to be easy, but Payton -- who sees this as the next step on his path to the presidency -- must decide what kind of politician he ultimately wants to be in order to succeed, even if that means exposing secrets, lies, and a throuple.
Meanwhile, his mother, Georgina Hobart (Gwyneth Paltrow), makes a momentous decision that threatens to upstage him and everything he's hoping to accomplish. But if Payton wants to rise above petty politics and succeed without compromising his character, he must find his voice and strengthen his political message to inspire and excite the voters.
Ben Platt as Payton Hobart
The 26-year-old actor, singer, and songwriter has appeared in numerous plays that include Broadway productions like ‘The Music Man’, ‘The Book of Mormon’, and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. In films, he’s known for his roles in roles in ‘Pitch Perfect’, ‘Pitch Perfect 2’, and ‘Ricki and the Flash’.
Judith Light as Dede Standish
The 71-year-old actor has been a fixture on television for decades now. The two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner is most famous for her role as Angela Bower in the long-running ABC sitcom ‘Who's the Boss?’. Her television career includes acclaimed roles in shows like ‘One Life to Live’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Ugly Betty’, “Dallas’, and more.
Bette Midler as Hadassah Gold
The 74-year-old American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer is a force to be reckoned with. With three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, Midler has been a success in all the realms of entertainment. Her film career is studded with hits like ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’, ‘Ruthless People’, ‘Outrageous Fortune’, ‘Big Business’, ‘Beaches’, ‘Hocus Pocus’, ‘The First Wives Club’, ‘The Stepford Wives’, and ‘Parental Guidance’.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Georgina Hobart
Paltrow hardly needs an introduction. The actor and entrepreneur, who created the wellness brand Goop, has received critical acclaim for her roles in ‘Seven’, ‘Emma’, ‘Sliding Doors’, ‘A Perfect Murder’, ‘Shakespeare in Love’, ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’, and more. More recently, Paltrow has been known for her portrayal of Pepper Potts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The 54-year-old American screenwriter, director, and producer is best known for creating and producing critically acclaimed shows like ‘Nip/Tuck’, ‘Glee’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Scream Queens’, ‘Pose’, ‘9-1-1’, and ‘Hollywood’.
No trailer for ‘The Politician’ Season 2 has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more updates.
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