Ben Platt heads to the small screen this fall, leading the cast of the upcoming Netflix series The Politician. The Dear Evan Hansen star will play Payton, a Santa Barbara student with lofty political aspirations. Among those joining him are fellow Tony Award winner Jessica Lange, his Dear Evan Hansen mate Laura Dreyfuss, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Politican marks the first show from TV honcho Ryan Murphy as part of his new deal with Netflix.
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