Season one’s cast is led by Ben Platt (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the Pitch Perfect films). Platt’s co-stars include Gwyneth Paltrow (Avengers: Infinity War), Jessica Lange (Murphy’s American Horror Story), Zoey Deutch (The Year of Spectacular Men), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Bob Balaban (Broad City). David Corenswet (Moe and Jerryweather), Julia Schlaepfer (Charlie Says), Laura Dreyfuss (After Party), Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Benjamin Barrett (The Night Stalker) also star in the show’s first season.
Murphy wrote the first season and serves as showrunner and executive producer. Murphy’s joined by his frequent collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan as writers and executive producers.
About The Politician Season 1:
“Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he’s going to be President of the United States. But first he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image.
Full of dark comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy’s The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician.”