In this general election year (VOTE!) it’s only fitting that Netflix bring back their satirical comedy The Politician for a second season, launching Friday 19th June – so plan your Pride Month TV binging schedule accordingly. Oh, and come November don’t forget to VOTE!
Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, The Politician season 2 stars Ben Platt, Judith Light, Bette Midler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lucy Boynton, Zoey Deutch, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine and Rahne Jones; and features Hollywood’s David Corenswet.
Today Netflix have revealed the official synopsis for the second season along with some first look images including the fabulous on screen pairing of queer icons The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler and Transparent’s Judith Light (main story image).
The Politician Season 2 Official 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. 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.
The Politician Season 2 launches Friday June 19th on Netflix.