'The Politician' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else on the show's final chapter

Season 3, most likely the final season of ‘The Politician’, will see Payton fighting to fulfill what he has always considered his destiny -- to become the President of the United States

                            'The Politician' Season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else on the show's final chapter
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The lofty ambitions of Payton Hobart still have places to go. And fans of ‘The Politician’ have at least one more season to look forward to and witness the flawed hero of this story achieve his one and only dream -- the dream that he has planned and schemed and fought for all his life, ever since he was a child.

Release date

While there is no official release date mentioned for season 3 of ‘The Politician’, it’s unlikely that it will happen any time soon. In an interview with Collider, earlier this year, show creator Ryan Murphy said that he would like to take at least “a couple of years” before he would begin work on season 3. He wants Ben Platt, who plays Payton, to get a little older for the third season. Watch this space for more information.


Season 2 of ‘The Politician’ saw Payton become the State Senator for New York. The victory over Dede Standish (Judith Light) seemed to have humbled the overtly ambitious young man. He settled down and took to governance in a way he did not think was possible. Under his regime, New York prospered. He was a happy father and husband, and a political leader content with running the state. 

But at the very end, he was approached by Dede again. Now the Vice-President-elect, Dede had a proposal for Payton. After his mother Georgina (Gwynneth Paltrow) completed her first term as President, Dede would run for the Oval Office. And when she did, she wanted Payton to be her running mate. 

While this sets the plot up for Payton aiming to be the Vice-President, Ryan Murphy, in his interview hinted at something else. He said, “That would obviously be a presidential race, right? That’s always what we had designed, and I think that’s what our plan is. I’m going to wait. Ben is young, so I want to wait a couple of years to figure out how we age him up a little bit. But that’s always been my plan.”

So, in all likelihood, season 3 -- most likely the final season -- of ‘The Politician’ will see Payton fighting to fulfill what he has always considered his destiny: to become the President of the United States. 

Ryan Murphy in a recent interview said that his plans for 'The Politician', as are the plans of others involved in the show, are for it to have three seasons in total. “I think for me, for that show, I would like to do, and I think all of us involved in it, would probably like to do three seasons total," he said.


While no information for who will return for season 3 is out there yet, some of the characters are more likely to return than the others. This list shall be updated as and when more information is available.

Ben Platt as Payton Hobart

Ben Platt. (Getty Images)

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

Judith Light. (Getty Images)

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 and Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Ugly Betty’, 'Dallas’, and more.

Bette Midler as Hadassah Gold

Bette Midler. (Getty Images)

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

Gwyneth Paltrow. (Getty Images)

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.


Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy. (Getty Images)

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 3 has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more updates.

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