The trailer just dropped for Ryan Murphy's (Glee and American Horror Story, Pose) new Netflix series, The Politician, and one thing is certain: Ben Platt's going to kill it in the leading role.
Fans of Ben Platt have been looking forward to The Politician trailer for a while now. To movie-goers, Platt may be most recognizable as Benji Applebaum, the dweeby, magic-loving acappella singer from the Pitch Perfect series. But for Broadway enthusiasts, Platt is much better known for his Tony Award-winning performance in Dear Evan Hansen, for which he originated the titular role. On top of giving incredible vocal performances, Platt was lauded for imbuing an oftentimes unlikable character with deep humanity, playing Evan Hansen as neurotic and wholly sympathetic. He left the show in 2017, so the announcement that he was set to star in an upcoming Ryan Murphy-helmed Netflix series was incredibly exciting. You can finally check out the trailer here:
The Politician | Official Trailer | Netflix www.youtube.com
The Politician is set to follow Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy kid from Santa Barbara with aspirations to become President of the United States. But if he wants to become the leader of the free world, first he needs to become president of his high school.
The show looks over-the-top and fraught with comedic drama, but even in the trailer Platt seems to bring a quiet sensitivity to his almost certainly morally ambiguous character. Platt has a proven knack for empathetically portraying quirky characters, so we're excited to see what he brings to this new role.
Platt will be starring alongside Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Gwyneth Paltrow (Goop). The Politician premieres September 27 on Netflix.