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First Look at 'The Politician' Season 2

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 POLITICIAN season2 Ben Platt Zoey Deutch

Ryan Murphy's Netflix comedy, 'The Politician' returns for a second season on Friday, June 19. While a new trailer was not released for the new season, new images, poster and the new synopsis were released. See below.

Season 2 Synopsis

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.

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Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, The Politician offers a comedic and satirical glimpse into just what it takes to be a politician.

About the Series:
● Launch Date: Friday, June 19, 2020
● Creators and Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan
● Executive Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ben
Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow
● Produced by: Fox 21 Television Studios
● Directors: Brad Falchuk (ep 1), Tamra Davis (ep 4), Ian Brennan (ep 5), David Petrarca (ep 3)
Tina Mabry (ep 6) and Gwyneth Horder-Payton (ep 2,7)
● Series Stars: Ben Platt, Judith Light, Bette Midler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lucy Boynton, Zoey
Deutch, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine and Rahne Jones
● Also Starring: David Corenswet, Ryan Haddad, Sam Jaeger, Teddy Sears, Joe Morton,
Benjamin Barrett, Jackie Hoffman, Trey Eason and Trevor Mahlon Eason
● 7 Episodes
● Filmed in: New York and Los Angeles

● Lucy Boynton - “Astrid Sloan” ● Zoey Deutch - “Infinity Jackson” ● Laura Dreyfuss - “McAfee Westbrook” ● Theo Germaine - “James Sullivan” ● Julia Schlaepfer - “Alice Charles” ● Rahne Jones - “Skye Leighton” ● Ryan Haddad - “Andrew Cashman” ● Sam Jaeger - “Tino McCutcheon” ● David Corenswet - “River Barkley” ● Benjamin Barrett - “Ricardo” ● Jackie Hoffman - “Karen Dougal” ● Teddy Sears - “William” ● Joe Morton - “Marcus” ● Trevor Mahlon Eason - “Martin Hobart” ● Trey Eason - “Luther Hobart”

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