The outlandish political Ryan Murphy comedy is back for another season on Netflix as the streamer has released its first images and the poster for the upcoming second season of the hit series The Politician.
Returning this season is Ben Platt as Payton Hobart. Following his rise to political power in the first season, Hobart looks to take on a new challenge in the form of Judith Light’s Dede Standish. The two will duke it out in a fight in the New York State Senate race that will see more shade thrown than your average political debate.
Check out the first look at The Politician season two here:
“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 second season hits Netflix on Friday, June 19th.