Netflix just released the trailer for season two of Ryan Murphy's The Politician and it promises new episodes will be just as offbeat and loveable as before.
The Netflix original series follows Payton Hobart (played by Ben Platt), the adopted rich kid in snooty Santa Barbara, as he runs for a series of elected offices en route to his quest to become President of the United States. In season one, he’s helped (and hindered) in his campaign to become president of his high school by friends, advisors, and even opponents. While Hobart eventually wins the election, he’s later forced to resign in disgrace.
Season two picks up where the first season ended, three years after high school where Hobart is still feeling the impact of his resignation. In that season's finale, his friends return and convince to run for the New York State Senate against incumbent Dede Standish (played by Judith Light) and her scheming campaign manager Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler). Gold is always up for some good “countermeasures” so expect plenty of dirty tricks (and, yes, throuples) in the upcoming season.
Returning are popular characters Alice Charles (Julia Schlaepfer), Infinity Jackson (Zoey Deutch), James Sullivan (Theo Germaine), McAfee Westbrook (Laura Dreyfuss), Ricardo (Benjamin Barrett), and Skye Leighton (Rahne Jones). David Corenswet, fresh off his performance as hunky Jack Costello in the Netflix original series Hollywood, returns as River Barkley.
You can watch the trailer for season two of Netflix’s original series The Politician below.