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Ben Platt Gets Close to a Cutie in First Pics From Netflix’s “The Politician”

Ryan Murphy's latest series already has our vote.

Ryan Murphy’s Netflix era is about to begin, and judging from the first pics, The Politician already has our vote.

If you’re behind on the news of Murphy’s many television projects in development, The Politician is his new series focusing on Payton Hobart (Tony winner Ben Platt), who has known since he was a kid that he would become President of the United States. But first he has to be elected student body president, secure a spot at Harvard, and “stay on his singular path to success”—all while navigating the treacherous waters of being a teenager in today’s world.

In addition to Platt, the series also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Laura Dreyfuss, Rahne Jones, Theo Germaine, Julia Schlaepfer, and Bob Balaban, along with Dylan McDermott, January Jones, Judith Light, and Bette Midler.

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It was previously reported that each season of the show will follow a different political race for Payton (senator, governor, president?)—and yes, there will be musical numbers.

The series doesn’t drop on Netflix until September 27, but the streaming service has released the first images, which show Platt’s Payton getting close to another cutie, plus Lange and Paltrow’s characters glowing in some fabulous fashions—and we know Murphy wouldn’t have it any other way.

Pundits are already covering the 2020 election 24/7, but we’re counting the days until this major political event.

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