The Politician season 2: 5 questions the comedy-drama needs to answer

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The first season of Netflix’s latest comedy-drama, The Politician, has left viewers with many questions. Here are the top 5 things we need to know in the upcoming season.

That’s right, The Politician will be coming back as Ryan Murphy’s debut series received a two-season order from Netflix right off the bat! I suppose there wasn’t much debating in this election, The Politician is a must-see and if you haven’t caught it on Netflix, make time to do so ASAP!

The series follows Playton (portrayed by Ben Platt), a bright and ambitious student determined to sit in the oval office as President of the United States in the future. But, to get there, he needs to check many accomplishments off his list. For starters, he wants to become student body president at Saint Sebastians High School, a challenge that appears easy enough, but the road there comes with many unexpected bumps.

If you gave The Politician season 1 trailer a quick look, you likely assumed it’s packed with rich teen drama and laughs, and you wouldn’t be wrong. This is what I expected myself, but was pleasantly surprised by how hard-hitting the series truly is. It also brings a lot of current issues to light in a way television today should.

From the problem with people who don’t care to vote to suicide, The Politician is all over the place, but it never feels this way. In fact, season 1 only consists of 8 episodes and accomplishes way more than shows that go over 13. The story never drags, each moment is important and brilliantly acted, as well as delivered. The series stars Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lucy Boynton, Zoey Deutch, Laura Dreyfuss, and many others.

Season 1 shocks us with many reveals, but overall leaves us feeling empowered and eager to see what’s in Playton’s future! Here are 5 questions season 2 needs to answer.