Production begins on The Politician Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 06, Nov 2019Reading time: 2 mins
The Politician will officially return for a second season – and production on it is already underway.
Created by TV deity Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story), the show follows Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, who has known since age seven that he’s going to be the President of the United States. But first, he has to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School.
To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of dark satire, Murphy’s series offers a rare glimpse into what it takes to make a politician.
Season 1 co-starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss and Bob Balaban. The show was always conceived as a multi-season saga, with each run charting another political race that Payton is involved in. The announcement of Season 2, then, is no surprise, given Ryan Murphy’s exclusive deal in place at Netflix. The speed at which the show has entered production on Season 2, though, is a noted vote of confidence in the programme.
Platt announced the news on Twitter:
— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) November 5, 2019
“The Politician’s final episode sets things up nicely for Season 2,” we wrote in our review, “with a time jump, a change of setting and new cast members, including Judith Light as a senator with a potentially career-damaging secret and a show-stealing Bette Midler as her no-nonsense campaign manager. Taking Payton and his allies away from high school and into the adult world of real-life politics, it looks like the stakes will be significantly higher the next time round, and the show will hopefully be all the better for it.”