‘The Politician’ Season 2: Netflix Release Date & What We Know So Far

The Politician – Picture: Netflix

After a long wait, Ryan Murphy is delivering the goods for Netflix. Season 1 of The Politician is now available on Netflix and season 2 is already on the way. When will season 2 of The Politician be on Netflix and what can we expect from the next season? Let’s dive in. 

Just to recap quickly, The Politician is the first project exclusively released on Netflix from Ryan Murphy. The prolific creator is behind hits such as American Horror Story and Glee and is producing a ton of content for Netflix over the next few years and The Politician kicks that new slate of content off.

Season 1 of The Politician sees the all-star cast revolve around one person’s political ambitions to be the President of the United States but must first conquer his high school election.

It’s worth noting that since the release of The Politician, Netflix has also quietly released the official album from the series which topped the charts back in late October 2019.

Has Netflix renewed The Politician for season 2?

Official Netflix Renewal Status: Already renewed (last updated: September 2019)

Yes, you’ve read that correctly. More episodes of The Politician are already on the way. Often with Netflix Originals, we have to wait two or three months before learning the fate of its series.

That’s not the case with The Politician which was given a two-season order.

What to expect from season 2 of The Politician on Netflix

Warning: spoilers for season 1 of The Politician follows. 

If you’ve seen the final episode of season 1, it’s clear that the series was putting in the building blocks for the second outing.

The episode fast-forwarded slightly from the high school election with Payton Hobart in a bit of a lull. McAfee gets a new job as a campaigner for an incumbent senator who puts in zero effort to their campaign.

She then assembles the “dream team” to rally Payton to run.

The Politician season 1 – Picture: Netflix

Season 2 will almost certainly go through the ups and downs when it comes to beating the incumbent senator.

We’re expecting a shakeup with the cast too with Gwenyth Paltrow possibly not returning for a second season with the main cast members however taking the ship forward themselves.

Ryan Murphy has also given us the lowdown of what to expect from season 2 with an interview with E-News.

“The stakes are high because it’s for a New York race. I really, really love it because it’s about a lot of things, but it’s just pure fun. To see those three in a scene will be great.”

When will season 2 of The Politician be on Netflix?

No release window as of yet although IMDb has new episodes listed for 2020.

Given Ryan Murphy’s productions are used to being on a strict yearly schedule, our best bet is that season 2 would arrive in late Summer/early September.

Production for the series began on November 5th, 2019 with Ben Platt posting a picture of his plaque on the door of his dressing room.

Further pictures from the first day on set for The Politician season 2 were also posted to Ben Platt’s story.

However, given there’s a US election next year, we could see it held back for release in November to coincide with the 2020 US election.

Will The Politician continue past season 2?

Although only two seasons were ordered, it’s easy to see how the series could progress past season 2. Let’s assume Payton wins the senator seat, he could then run for President at some point.

Alternatively, if Payton loses, he could opt for the House of Representatives and make his way up from there.


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