Sigourney Weaver has landed the lead in USA' Political Animals miniseries.
Slated to premiere in the summer, Political Animals will focus on Elaine Barrish (Weaver), a divorced former first lady and current secretary of state who struggles to keep her family together as she deals with the State Department's crises. She strikes an unlikely friendship with a journalist who has spent her career tearing Elaine down.
A three-time Oscar nominee, the actress is well-known for her roles in Aliens, Working Girl, Ghostbusters and Avatar. She has also been Emmy-nominated for her work in Snow White: A Tale of Terror and Prayers for Bobby.
Political Animals comes from Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Dirty Sexy Money), who wrote and will direct the pilot, as well as serve as an executive producer with Laurence Mark.