The Scandal vet has joined Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) in the aforementioned HBO Max series, which chronicles four female journalists who follow every move of a parade of flawed presidential candidates, while finding friendship, love, and scandal along the way. The comedic drama is inspired by a chapter in Amy Chozick’s 2018 novel Chasing Hillary, which was based on the author’s time covering Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as a political reporter.
Per our sister site Variety, Foley will recur as a little-known mayor from Kansas who has joined the presidential race.
Chozick and Julie Plec developed the series and will executive-produce alongside showrunner Rina Mimoun, as well as Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Productions.
Ready for some more recent newsy nuggets? Well…
* The Hulu limited series Welcome to Chippendales, starring Kumail Nanjiani, will premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 22, with new episodes streaming weekly.
* The Villains of Valley View, a multi-cam comedy that follows a family of supervillains forced to hide their powers and adopt “normalcy” in suburbia, has been renewed for Season 2 at Disney Channel and Disney+.
* Netflix’s Big Mouth will return for Season 6 on Friday, Oct. 28. Watch a teaser:
* Watch a trailer for A Jazzman’s Blues, a film written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, premiering Friday, Sept. 23 on Netflix:
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