Battleground is a documentary-style drama television series created by J. D. Walsh streamed on Hulu. The show follows a group of political campaign staffers working to elect a dark horse candidate to the U.S. Senate in the battleground state of Wisconsin. Walsh serves as executive producer alongside Hagai Shaham and Marc Webb. The show marks Hulu's first foray into original scripted programming. It premiered online on February 14, 2012.

Episode Description



Campaign manager Tak Davis and his team must figure out how to get their rivals to show up to a crucial debate.


Who Is Claire Villareal?

As Samuels climbs in the polls, rumors about her past begin to hurt the campaign.


Hold the Whipped Cream

The Samuels campaign has until the end of the day to raise enough money to continue in the race. Jordan prepares for his stand-up comedy debut.


The Comment

Tak clashes with his team over a decision he makes when a surprising announcement from the Makers camp changes everything.


They'll Burn Your Eyes

Candidate Samuels struggles with her desire to run a "clean" campaign after racy details of an opponent's personal life fall into Tak's hands.


Polls Close at Six

The campaign must come up with a plan to fight misinformation being circulated by their opponents. Cole confronts KJ about their relationship.


Political Machine

The team discovers that facing Governor Creighton won't be easy as allies and enemies begin to look an awful lot alike


Nothing to Hide

Tak confronts George about financial misdealings while KJ feels Cole's absence as she struggles to write a speech for Samuels. Jordan makes a political commercial.


It's Getting Ugly, Tak

A break-in at campaign headquarters leaves everyone feeling rattled -- especially George, who makes a confession to Tak.



In 2004, the "Reel Life" documentary team features the Makers' campaign and captures the day that Tak steps out of his father's shadow.


Nothing About Chile

With the election a week away, the DNC sends in a representative to help the Samuels campaign, who clashes with Tak over its direction.


He's Better Than Television

Cole opens up about his past, while Samuels must deal with the consequences of hers.


Did You Win?

It's Election Day and the team hopes that a last-second endorsement from the President will be enough to bring them victory.