Scoop: Adrian Pasdar Elected President on USA Network's Summer Drama Political Animals

Adrian Pasdar is getting back into politics in a big way.

The onetime Heroes senator has been cast as the President of the United States in Political Animals, USA Network’s star-studded six-part drama series set to debut on Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c.

The project, from Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood) and Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire), stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, the matriarch of a former first family fighting political adversaries while struggling with their own demons.

Pasdar’s character, Paul Garcetti, defeated Weaver’s ex first lady 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.

The cast also includes Lone Star‘s James Wolk and Gossip Girl‘s Sebastian Stan as Elaine’s polar-opposite twin sons, Brittany Ishibashi (Ghostfacers) as Wolk’s fiancée, Ellen Burstyn as Elaine’s mother, and Carla Gugino (Entourage) as a journalist hellbent on destroying Barrish’s career.