Platt will play Payton, a Santa Barbara student with lofty political aspirations. Among those joining him are fellow Tony Award winner Jessica Lange, his Dear Evan Hansen co-star Laura Dreyfuss, and Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow. The series will also feature Tony nominee Bob Balaban, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Benjamin Barrett.
The Politician marks the first show from TV honcho Ryan Murphy as part of his new deal with Netflix. He is also at work on a the movie adaptation of The Prom, a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel, and a show on the Golden Age of Hollywood for the streaming service.
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A First Look at Ben Platt in The Politician on Netflix