Sigourney Weaver boards Political Animals
Aliens star Sigourney Weaver has taken the lead in USA's political drama, Political Animals.

This show is a fictional look at a former first family that exposes a dynasty weakened by political ambition, lust and greed. It focuses on Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver), the divorced former First Lady and newly appointed Secretary of State who throws herself into the job after recovering from the dissolution of her marriage and losing the presidential nomination. Barrish relies heavily on her son Doug, an ambitious politico who serves as her chief of staff, but is tormented by his twin brother's struggles with addiction. With a philandering ex-husband who is still as much in love with her as the office he once held, she attempts to keep her family together, while simultaneously dealing with crises of the State Department and a hungry DC journalist bent on destroying her career.

The studio has ordered a short six-episode series with ambitions to make it a a regular series on USA.

This project is still in development.