Season 1 the Netflix original series “The Politician” was beloved for the plot, the music, and the creative you of the series creator Ryan Murphy. The first season follows Ben Platt’s (played by Payton Hobart) journey through high school to set up his lifelong dream of getting into politics.
At the end of the first season, Ben goes to live in New York and ditch his ambition of becoming a politician to perform in a piano bar until his friends get back together to reinspire Ben to get back into politics. All watchers knew is that Ben launched his race to run for Senator of New York.
The new season will follow Ben Platt’s race to unseat the current Senator, Dede Standish (played by Judith Light), with the advantage of knowing a big secret that could tarnish her reputation as Standish as a “throuple” having an open relationship with two men. Standish is the long-standing Senator with the help of her chief of staff Hadassah Gold (played by Bette Midler) who says Standish will be running unopposed until Platt enters the race.
The original cast is set to return with all the characters we’ve grown to love:
– Zoey Deutch as Infinity Jackson
– Lucy Boynton as Astrid Sloan
– Bob Balaban as Keaton Hobart
– Gwenyth Paltrow as Georgina Hobart
– Theo Germaine as James Sullivan
– Rahne Jones as Skye Leighton
– Julia Sclaephfer as Alice Charles
– Laura Dreyfuss as McAfee Westbrook
You can check out the next season on Netflix on June 19.