Weaver's character is a former First Lady now serving as Secretary of State. (Wherever did they come up with such an idea)? Adrian Pasdar (who will always be Profit to me) and Dylan Baker play POTUS and VPOTUS. Ciarin Hinds co-stars as Weaver's ex-husband (and the former POTUS), while Jimmy Wolk and Sebastian Stan play their very pretty sons. Carla Gugino is the reporter out to cause trouble for our fair SoS.
It's a 6-episode order for a mini-series with an option to go to regular series if popular enough.
These new political-based shows (Scandal, Veep and now Political Animals) are a very nice change of pace from the criminal procedurals. I am very curious to see how Berlanti's particular vision (which I don't always like but I admire him for having a point of view) and USA's cookie cutter approach to shows will mesh.
Edited to include some of Berlanti's credits in case his name was not familiar to some
Edited by insanityproject, May 17, 2012 @ 8:10 PM.