'The Politician' Season 2: Will There Be Another Season on Netflix?

The Politician was only released on Netflix earlier today (Friday, September 27), but viewers are already wondering whether there will be another season. The series creator, Ryan Murphy, has a number of projects for Netflix in the pipeline, but there is good news for fans of the series starring Ben Platt, Lucy Boynton and Gwyneth Paltrow.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for The Politician

The Politician Season 2 was already confirmed before the first part of the series had even aired on Netflix. The series was given a two-season order by Netflix way back in February according to Deadline.

Actress Lucy Boynton, who plays Astrid in the series, revealed to Newsweek that filming would start in October, adding: "As soon as this one [season one] is out we start on the next one. It feels good."

Boynton and Ben Platt, who plays series lead Payton Hobart, have both confirmed they will be back for Season 2 and the ending of the first season gives us a big clue as to who is joining them.

the politician season 2 netflix
'The Politician' Season 2 has been confirmed by Netflix Netflix

In the Season 1 finale, we see Payton announce his candidacy for the New York State Senate, backed by Astrid, Skye (Rahne Jones), James (Theo Germaine) and McAfee (Laura Dreyfuss), suggesting they will all be back for more.

His opponent is also introduced in the finale. Dede Standish (Judith Light) is a 13-time New York state senator who, along with political advisor Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler) has become complacent in her power. As such, both Midler and Light are expected the join the main cast of The Politician Season 2.

The Politician Season 2 could see a lot of new faces join the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series was envisioned as five seasons, with each seeing him running in a different election from high school to the U.S. presidency. This still seems to be the case, with the Season 1 finale lining up a State Senate election plot which could see new characters join Payton's campaign staff.

the politician judith light bette midler
Bette Midler and Judith Light in 'The Politician' on Netflix Netflix

With the series seemingly having tied up its Munchausen's by proxy storyline, Dusty (Jessica Lange) and Infinity Jackson (Zoey Deutsch) may not appear in Season 2, or may have smaller roles. A question also hangs over Gwyneth Paltrow's return as Payton's mother Georgina, who it is revealed is living in Bhutan at the end of Season One, as well as his father Keaton (Bob Balaban).

When The Politician was first announced by Deadline, the website reported that Barbra Streisand was in talks to play a role in the show. As such, Season 2 could see the legendary singer join the cast.

the politician season 2 lucy boynton
'The Politician' star Lucy Boynton confirmed that Season 2 would start filming in October Netflix

Currently unconfirmed is the release date for The Politician Season 2. All we know so far is it will arrive at some point in 2020. It will most likely air in fall 2020, but Netflix has been known to put release dates for Season 2 of popular shows forward.

However, the season could come out later in 2020. After all, Murphy is juggling his time between multiple Netflix series and films. The Politician will be joined on the streaming service by Ratched, his prequel series to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Sarah Paulson, Hollywood, a tribute to the Golden Age of movies featuring The Politician star David Corenswet alongside frequent Murphy collaborator Darren Criss and The Prom, a film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name.

In September, it was reported that Murphy was also set to produce a 10-part miniseries based on the Pulitzer-winning musical A Chorus Line.

'The Politician' Season 2 is coming soon to Netflix