A First Look at Tony Winner Ben Platt in The Politician on Netflix

Film & TV News   A First Look at Tony Winner Ben Platt in The Politician on Netflix
 
The comedy, also starring Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Platt's Dear Evan Hansen co-star Laura Dreyfuss, premieres September 27.
Ben Platt in <i>The Politician</i>
Ben Platt in The Politician Courtesy of NETFLIX

Netflix’s The Politician, starring Dear Evan Hansen Tony Award winner Ben Platt, is set to premiere September 27.

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.

Flip through photos of The Politician below:

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