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Ryan Murphy comedy ‘The Politician’ sees two main characters modelled on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Ryan Murphy’s forthcoming series for Netflix, The Politician, looks like it will draw many parallels to the Trump family and parts of the US President’s political administration.

“It’s wealthy people behaving badly … this idea of Ivanka and Jared [as] the sort of satanic poster boy and girl for privilege and nepotism.” Ryan Murphy

The comedy drama follows the shenanigans of a wealthy Santa Barbara student Payton Hobart (Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect fame) who has aspirations to becoming US president.

Each season of The Politician will revolve around a different political race Payton is involved in, and the first will see him at college desperately bidding to become student body president.

Payton’s campus rival will be played Lucy Boynton who most recently appeared in Murder On The Orient Express.

The Politician will see Murphy favourite Jessica Lange in a rich-bitch matriarchal role, in a cast rounded out rather nicely by Gwyneth Paltrow, Laura Dreyfuss, Bob Balaban, Zoey Deutch, and the surprising inclusion of Bette Midler.

Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week that The Politician focuses on the evils that big money can bring.

“It’s wealthy people behaving badly,” Murphy told THR. “All of this has been percolating in the culture, particularly under this president… and this idea of Ivanka and Jared [as] the sort of satanic poster boy and girl for privilege and nepotism.”

The Politician will premiere September 27 on Netflix.

Antonino Tati

 

 

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