In "Resignation Day," President Garcetti throws a wrench in Elaine’s plan to resign from his cabinet. Tensions fly at the Washington Globe when Elaine’s resignation letter is leaked. Douglas decides to come clean to Elaine about his betrayal, and makes an impulsive decision. Meanwhile, an unforeseen event leaves the Hammonds—and the country—at a crossroads.
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From Warner Horizon Television and acclaimed television and film producers Greg Berlanti (BROTHERS AND SISTERS) and Laurence Mark, the event drama has added Adrian Pasdar (THE LYING GAME) in a recurring role opposite Sigourney Weaver (SOMERSET) in her first television series regular role. Pasdar stars as President Paul Garcetti, who defeated Elaine (Weaver) in the presidential primary and then appointed her as his Secretary of State. A smart man who uses every resource at his disposal to his advantage, he deftly employs Elaine's popularity to deflect unwanted attention. Elaine tries to keep her family together while simultaneously dealing with crises of the State Department and a hungry DC journalist (Carla Gugino) who is bent on destroying her.
POLITICAL ANIMALS explores the nuanced and complex world of politics through the lens of a family who has experienced its highs and lows. The project also stars Carla Gugino (ENTOURAGE), James Wolk (LONE STAR), Sebastian Stan (GOSSIP GIRL), Brittany Ishibashi (THE MENTALIST) with Ellen Burstyn and Ciarán Hinds.
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