The Politician Season 2 returns to Netflix on June 19
Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner Ben Platt returns as Payton Hobart in the second season of Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix series, The Politician. Bette Midler and Judith Light, who were introduced late in the first season, are front and center for season two as high school politics have graduated to the national level.
Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) fights to unseat Dede Standish (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 (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. 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.
Here is your first look of images and the poster for season two of The Politician.