Netflix shares first look at Ryan Murphy's new TV show The Politician

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From Digital Spy

Netflix has unveiled a first look at American Horror Story boss Ryan Murphy's new Netflix series, The Politician.

The eight-part series, which stars Gwyneth Paltrow, follows a wealthy student who believes his destiny is to become the President of the United States.

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And in first look images, we see some of the show's major players, including Paltrow, lead Ben Platt and AHS veteran Jessica Lange.

The series' impressive cast also includes Set It Up's Zoey Deutch, Bohemian Rhapsody's Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones and Benjamin Barrett.

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The Politician follows Payton Hobart (Platt), who knows he's going to become President one day, though must navigate the political landscape of his high school to get elected Student Body President first, as well as get into Harvard.

"Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image," the synopsis adds.

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The series is also purported to take on a semi-anthology format, with each season following a different race in Payton's political career.

This is certainly one we'll be giving a watch.

The Politician will debut on Netflix on September 27.

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