Ben Platt-Led Netflix Series The Politician Sets September Premiere Date

Film & TV News   Ben Platt-Led Netflix Series The Politician Sets September Premiere Date
The comedy also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, fellow Tony winner Jessica Lange, and Dear Evan Hansen co-star Laura Dreyfuss.
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Ben Platt heads to the small screen this fall, leading the cast of the upcoming Netflix series The Politician. The Tony winner took to Twitter to share a teaser image of him in his campaign trail finest and reveal the comedy’s September 27 premiere date.

The Dear Evan Hansen star 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 mate Laura Dreyfuss, and Gwyneth Paltrow, whose attachment had been speculated since the series’ initial announcement.

The Politican marks the first show from TV honcho Ryan Murphy as part of his new deal with Netflix. He is also at work on a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel and a show on the Golden Age of Hollywood for the streaming service.

READ: Ryan Murphy to Host Special Benefit Performance of Broadway’s The Prom

As noted in the teaser poster, the series will also feature Tony nominee Bob Balaban, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Benjamin Barrett.

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