Blair Brown, before starting work on her fifth and final season as Fringe‘s Nina Sharp, will visit the Political Animals at the heart of USA Network’s highly anticipated summer drama series.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Brown will play Barbara Berg, the mother of Carla Gugino’s intrepid journalist who is out to get the scoop on First Lady turned Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (played by Sigourney Weaver).
A five-time Emmy nominee during her run as TV’s Molly Dodd, Brown is set to appear in the fifth of Political Animals‘ six episodes, which premiere Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c.
The cast of Political Animals, which was created by Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark, also boasts the likes of Ellen Burstyn (playing Elaine’s own mother), James Wolk and Sebastian Stan (as Elaine’s twin sons) and Adrian Pasdar (as the POTUS who succeeded Elaine’s now-ex-husband, played by Rome‘s Ciarán Hinds).
So, on a scale of 1 to 1600 Penn, how excited are you for the star-studded Political Animals?