USA’s drama Political Animals is set to debut July 15, according to Deadline.com. The previously announced six-episode series, created by Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark, stars Roger Bart, Dan Futterman, Carla Gugino and Sigourney Weaver.
Based in Washington D.C., Political Animals is the story of Elaine Barrish (Weaver), a divorced former First Lady and recently appointed Secretary of State. In the series, Barrish grapples with both the pain of her failed marriage and losing the presidential nomination. Barrish battles with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Susan Berg (Gugino), who is intent on destroying the Secretary of State’s career. Futterman will play Bureau Chief of the Washington Journal and Gugino’s love interest. Bart will play the president’s Chief of Staff who despises Elaine.
The series also co-stars Adrian Pasdar, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan, Brittany Ishibashi with Ellen Burstyn and Ciarán Hinds.