'The Politician' Trailer Reveals Ryan Murphy's New Netflix Dark Comedy
We, for one, welcome our new high school student overlord, Payton Hobart. Tracy Flick has nothing on this guy.
Netflix unveiled the first trailer for Ryan Murphy's new dark comedy, "The Politician," which definitely has shades of "Election."
Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) is a Type-A go-getter who dreams of becoming president of the United States some day. But first, he has to win the election for student body president. He even recruits a cancer patient (Zoey Deutch) to be his running mate to ensure victory.
"Your ambition frightens me,” says Payton's mother Georgina (Gwyneth Paltrow).
The show will tackle current-day issues with a twist (and signature Murphy flair), like one sub-plot about a student without an ID who is barred from voting due to fears of election fraud.
"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."
"The Politician" premieres September 27 on Netflix.