'Political Animals': Sigourney Weaver and Carla Gugino shine in new political drama

"Political Animals" premieres Sunday, July 15 on USA, starring Sigourney Weaver as former First Lady, former Presidential candidate and current Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond. Barrish Hammond served as First Lady for two terms while her husband Bud (Ciaran Hinds) held the White House. While there, older son Doug (James Wolk) seemed to do just fine, but younger son Thomas (Sebastian Stan), who was just a teenager at the time, became the first openly gay child in the White House when he came out. Elaine then went on to throw her hat into the presidential ring, only to be beaten in the primary by now-President Garcetti (Adrian Pasdar), for whom she serves as Secretary of State. It is set in a world where Bud Hammond was the 42nd POTUS, which means he came right after Bush I. No Clinton, no Bush II and no Obama in this world. Garcetti is presumably the 43rd POTUS.As...



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