‘The Politician’: See the Trailer For Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Debut | THR News

“See Gentlemen, I’m going to be President of the United States. I’m merely stating the fact I will be President someday.” Netflix is taking us inside the world of dirty politics in ‘The Politician.’ Ryan Murphy helmed project dropped its official trailer on Monday starring ‘Dear Evan Hanson’s Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a young man with a dream of becoming president of the United States. The trailer teases a dark tone as Platt’s character warns his classmates not to get in the way of his presidential aspirations. He faces off against his fellow high school candidates and even explodes on his running mate played by Zoey Deutch after discovering a video of her using a gay slur. The first look also flashes across footage of police lights, guns and blood as Platt’s character declares he will win the student election “at all costs.” Murphy recently spoke to ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ in a recent cover story that the series is meant to be a satirical class takedown but with a little bit of a modern post Trump-era twist to it. Co-creator Brad Falchuk even noted that the president’s son-in-law’s curious acceptance into Harvard was the chief inspiration for the show’s storyline. Reports circulated that Kushner’s real estate developer father had pledged $2.5 million to Harvard before his son was admitted. Murphy’s plan for the show, initially envisioned as 5 seasons, is to follow Hobart over the course of his life as he runs in different elections, from student government to the Oval Office. Platt added, ‘The Politician’ will mark Murphy’s first Netflix series since signing his landmark $300 million deal with the streamer in February 2018. The series also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Lucy Boynton and Dylan McDermott. For more trailers and updates head over to THR.com and until next time for The Hollywood Reporter News I’m Neha Joy.

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