Monday, May 18, 2020

Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Season 2 of 'The Politician'

Netflix has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming second season of the original comedy series The Politician.

All 8 episodes of the second season will be available on Friday, June 19.

In the new season, Payton Hobart fights to unseat Dede Standish 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 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, 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.

The cast includes Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, Judith Light and Bette Midler.

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan created the satirical series. They executive produce with Platt, Paltrow and Alexis Martin Woodall. Fox 21 Television Studios, Ryan Murphy Television, Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision and Prospect Films produce.