Judging by that season 2 finale, the color-saturated universe of The Politician will continue for another season, though it’s not yet confirmed. The Politician‘s well dress clique is headed towards the White House. Come season 3, Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) will launch a campaign for Vice President of the United States, alongside Dede Standish (Judith Light).
Clearly, The Politician is a fantasy. The second season of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix show drops at a time when the United States is at a fragile political moment. Ravaged by a pandemic and rocked by urgent protests.
Spoilers for the first two seasons of The Politician ahead!
In the second season of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix original The Politician, Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) got one major step closer to his dream of one day becoming president when he prevailed in a hard-fought race for a New York State Senate seat.
Not only that, a time jump and twist at the very end of the finale set up the third season for the show that may see him within spitting distance of becoming the most powerful person in the country. Now, Netflix hasn’t officially renewed the series. But given the fact that Murphy is behind the production and it has been teed up for a third (and most likely final) season, it seems all but inevitable (the real question is whether we’ll be getting Hollywood season 2).
There will be a long wait for The Politician season 3
As of the time of writing, neither Murphy nor Netflix have given a release date or release window for when The Politician season 3 is expected to debut. However, Murphy has provided fans with one important piece of information that will be a bit disappointing for viewers. Who are eager to find out how Payton’s story ends.
So, while The Politician is likely coming back for a final season at some point in the future. Unfortunately, be waiting for what sounds like literal years for that to happen. That large time jump also brings up another question: which members of the cast are likely to be back when the series returns?
Who will be returning for season 3 of The Politician?
A significant break between the second and third seasons of The Politician. This means there will be some uncertainty about who will be returning to the show. One thing that feels all but certain, however, is that Ben Platt will be returning to reprise the role of Payton Hobart. After all, he is quite literally The Politician. As for everyone else, most of the main characters from season 2 seem poised to have significant roles in the show’s third season. But the long gap may result in some actors not being able to return. But as of now, it’s too soon to tell.