While talking about political satire, it's always a controversial subject since it's a genuine art to know how to "cook such a dish properly." In case with The Politician, a new comedy-drama web series, which premiere on Netflix in September, it seems that Ryan Murphy and his team managed to explain the viewer how such a kind of art must look like. Given that Netflix always releases all the episodes of its web series at once, you're no doubt concerned, whether there will be The Politician Season 2.
As a rule, it takes about a month or two for Netflix to make a decision on renewal or cancellation of a web series, yet it's clear, at least for us, that The Politician Season 2 is due to happen. And below we are going to explore why we're so confident in the decision on renewal. As mentioned above, when is comes to political satire, it's always doubtful whether the common public condemn the series or praise it, on the contrary. Yet, talking about The Politician, it seems that both critics and viewers were mostly impressed with the 1st installment of the comedy-drama series, and thereby Netflix is just keeping you in anticipation, while the decision has already been made.
Let us just pay attention to some statistics which confirm our forecast. On Rotten Tomatoes, the critics' consensus was mixed, with a score of 6.76/10 and a 56% approval rating, while the viewers were fully satisfied and have given a 86% approval rating with a score of 4.2 out of 5. On Metacritic, both critics and viewers shared the same opinion, and have given a score of 64/100 and 6.3/10, respectively. At the same time, on IMDb, The Politician keeps a rating of 7.6/10 based on approx. 3,600 votes, what looks above average.
Summing up, given the data above, we have no doubt that Netflix should renew The Politician for a second season. A sad fact, but Netflix doesn't reveal the viewing figures for its web series, which might assist us with the current forecast. But given the statistics of the official Wikipedia page of the series, we see that the day after the series premiere, its viewing audience has doubled (59733 viewers versus 102884). As a result, our verdict is that The Politician would definitely have a Season 2. All we need to right now is keep waiting before Netflix announced this news officially.
The Politician Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, we are confident in the decision of Netflix to pick up The Politician for another round, or at least we don't rule out such a decision. But when could be the next season premiere? Since The Politician Season 1 consists of only eight episodes, we don't think that the production of a sophomore season could take more than a year. Therefore, we might expect The Politician Season 2 already next fall, in September 2020, given the current schedule of the comedy-drama series.
But still, we want you to take into account that all the data above is only our forecast. And that's why we are tracking down all the official news, which arrive from Netflix. Once the global broadcaster confirms the decision on renewal and a specific release date for The Politician Season 2, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
The Politician Summary
The story centers on Payton Hobart, a rich student from Santa Barbara, who has been dreaming of becoming the next POTUS since childhood. However, to do that he first must navigate through the most dangerous political environment of all: Saint Sebastian High School. In order to achieve his goal and turn into the Student Body President, on the way to Harvard, Payton will be forced to surpass his tricky classmates, while leaving his reputation untouched.
The Politician is an inside look into the realities of political life and rivalry, which is full of dark humor and witty satire. In short, the web series depicts the price one should pay to become a politician. The Politician premiered on September 27, 2019, on Netflix. The comedy-drama web series is available in the 4K format for online video streaming. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, served as co-creators of the comedy-drama series, as well as executive producers.