I’ve written before about Political Animals, the USA Network that’s a thinly-veiled retelling of Hillary Clinton’s journey from First Lady to Secretary of State. Now, we’ve got some new plot information about the show: while we knew before it would be in part about a First Family, the Secretary of State is going to be divorced from her former-President husband. So for all of those folks who admire Hillary Clinton but can’t understand why she didn’t kick Bill and his cheatin’ heart (among other things) to the curb years and mistresses ago, this show may be the chance for you to live out your fantasy.
Whether Political Animals works at all will hinge on who ends up playing the FLOTUS-turned-Secretary of State. I adore Judith Light, who is a year younger than Hillary and can also rock the hell out of her haircut, and would love to get her back on television, so she’d be my vote. Greg Berlanti, who created Political Animals, hasn’t had a hit in a while, but he at least exhibited some creative thinking in Jack & Bobby, a futuristic reimagining of the childhoods of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Lots of details remain, but I’m feeling cautiously optimistic.