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Jessica Lange, Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow to star in Ryan Murphy's new show 'The Politician'

The show marks Murphy's first Netflix series

2019-03-22

The full cast and release date of Ryan Murphy’s new show, The Politician, has been released.

As always, the anticipation for the American Horror Story creator’s next piece of work is high and The Politician’s cast makes the wait harder.

The stellar cast includes the legend Jessica Lange – who has worked with Murphy in American Horror Story and Feud -  Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones and Benjamin Barrett.

The first season – which is set to join Netflix on September 27 – follows wealthy student Payton Hobart (Platt) who has known since he was seven that he is going to be the President of the United States.

But first he has to navigate through the political landscape of Saint Sebastian High School. He will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates to get elected Student Body President and secure a spot at Harvard.

The Politician marks Murphy’s first Netflix series and the openly gay director, producer and writer wrote on Instagram: “My first Netflix show! So proud of this incredible project and the incredible cast. And I can’t wait for you to binge it in September.”

 
 
 
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My first Netflix show! So proud of this incredible project and the incredible cast. And I can’t wait for you to binge it in September.

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And neither can we, Ryan! Neither can we!