Netflix movies and shows: The Politician season 2
Season 2 of The Politician also came to Netflix this summer. If you loved season 1 and haven’t caught up on the new season yet, now is the perfect opportunity. I would normally say the show is more outrageous than our actual elections, but…that’s really not the case this year. If you’re looking for something to watch to get away from the news but still has a political element, this is definitely something to check out.
The series stars Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Gwenyth Paltrow. The story follows Payton Hobart, a student who has known since he was young that he was going to be the President of the United States. But to get there, he has to win the election at his high school first. It seems pretty tame, right? It’s just a school election. You would be very wrong.
In season 2, it starts with Payton frustrated about his poll numbers and him deciding whether he wants to use his opponent’s love life to gain some points. But Payton also deals with his own problems when a photo comes out of him in a compromising position. He has to deal with the fallout or risk losing everything he’s worked so hard for.
This season also includes a problem with the ballot box which makes Payton decide what his values really are. A shocking moment that might change everything ends the season on a high note.
The creator of the show, Ryan Murphy, has plans to end the show with season 3, but with filming being on hold for most movies and shows, we’ll probably have to wait a long time before the next season actually airs. While The Politician hasn’t technically been renewed yet, Netflix probably won’t cancel it just yet.