‘The Politician’ — Photos By: Elissa Anderson August 19, 2019 11:43AM EDT 1 of 5 Ben Platt In ‘The Politician’ Courtesy of NETFLIX ‘The Politician’ follows Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he’s going to be President of the United States. But first, he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Politician’ offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician. The series also stars Zoey Deutch, Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, Benjamin Barrett, Judith Light, Bette Midler, Martina Navratilova, Dylan McDermott, January Jones, Trey Easton, Trevor Eason, Ryan Haddad, Jackie Hoffman, Teddy Sears, Joe Morton, and Sam Jaeger. See more photos of ‘The Politician’ in our gallery now. August 19, 2019, 11:35AM 2 of 5 Lucy Boynton In ‘The Politician’ Courtesy of NETFLIX Lucy Boynton is one of the many stars of ‘The Politician.’ She plays Payton’s archnemesis Astrid Sloan. August 19, 2019, 11:35AM 3 of 5 Ben Platt & Zoey Deutch In ‘The Politician’ Courtesy of NETFLIX Ben Platt and Zoey Deutch star in the Netflix series. Zoey plays Payton’s running mate, Infinity Jackson. August 19, 2019, 11:35AM 4 of 5 Jessica Lange In ‘The Politician’ Beth Dubber Jessica Lange returns to TV and reunites with Ryan Murphy in ‘The Politician.’ She plays Dusty Jackson. August 19, 2019, 11:35AM 5 of 5 Gwyneth Paltrow In ‘The Politician’ Courtesy of NETFLIX Gwyneth Paltrow stars in ‘The Politician.’ She plays the mother of Ben Platt’s character. August 19, 2019, 11:35AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.