Get to Know the Characters of Netflix's 'The Politician' (PHOTOS)

Jim Halterman

Teen Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) has but a simple dream: to one day occupy the Oval Office on The Politician. And he sincerely believes the first step to getting there is winning the student body presidential election at California’s posh Saint Sebastian High School.

This drama with dark comedic elements — created by Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story) and collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan — lays out Payton’s desperate measures to stay on track. Let’s meet the aspirational teen and the friends (and enemies) in his orbit.

Netflix's 'The Politician' Teases a Crazy Campaign & Characters in First Trailer (VIDEO)

Netflix's 'The Politician' Teases a Crazy Campaign & Characters in First Trailer (VIDEO)

See Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange and more in Ryan Murphy's first streamer.

The Politician, Series Premiere, Friday, September 27, Netflix