Netflix has released the official trailer for The Politician‘s second season, which is hitting the streamer in just a few days.
Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) now has the New York State Senate in his sights. The road there will be a little bumpy, to say the least, with Senate Majority Leader Dede Standish (Judith Light) standing in his way – and she’s got one hell of a Chief of Staff (Bette Midler) by her side.
Secrets, lies and throuples lie ahead in the second chapter of the satirical dark comedy series from creators Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, and Brad Falchuk. Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, and Laura Dreyfuss, among others, The Politician season 2 hits Netflix on June 19.
Official synopsis for The Politician season 2:
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.