Ryan Murphy's Netflix Comedy 'The Politican' Gets Premiere Date
Ryan Murphy's first Netflix series is coming this fall.
"The Politician," a comedy starring Ben Platt ("Dear Evan Hansen") and Gwyneth Paltrow, will premiere September 27, right in the heart of the fall TV season.
Platt plays Payton Hobart, a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, who knows he's going to be president someday. But first he has to navigate the treacherous political waters of his high school to become student body president.
The cast also Murphy regular Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones and Benjamin Barrett.
"The Politician" is Murphy's first series on Netflix, but it does not fall under the massive deal he signed with the streaming service. Murphy's first show to be produced under that pact will be "Hollywood," described as a "love letter to the Golden Age of Tinseltown."