UPDATED, 9:15 AM: “Here we are. Four political reporters. Rivals. Vicious competitors. Getting entirely out of control. Why? Because the state of American politics is the state of our own lives.” So begins the trailer for The Girls On The Bus, the Max drama series adaptation of Amy Chozick’s best-selling book, Chasing Hillary, starring and produced by Melissa Benoist.
You can read details of the series below.
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PREVIOUS, Feb. 6: We’re getting a look at some of the first photos from The Girls on the Bus, the Max drama series adaptation of Amy Chozick’s best-selling book Chasing Hillary, starring and produced by Melissa Benoist. The series, which hails from Julie Plec, Chozick, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV, will debut with two episodes Thursday, March 14, followed by one new episode weekly through May 9 on Max.
Created by Plec and Chozick, the series is inspired by Chozick’s experiences as a political reporter on the campaign bus with multiple presidential candidates. The story centers on Sadie McCarthy (Benoist), a journalist who romanticizes a bygone era of campaign reporting and scraps her whole life for a shot at covering a presidential candidate for a paper of record. Sadie joins the bus and eventually bonds with three female competitors, Grace (Carla Gugino), Lola (Natasha Behnam), and Kimberlyn (Christina Elmore). Despite their differences, the women become a found family with a front-row seat to the greatest soap opera in town – the battle for the White House.
Brandon Scott also stars, with Griffin Dunne, Mark Consuelos, and Scott Foley.
Chozick and Plec serve as executive producers alongside showrunner Rina Mimoun, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman, and Marcos Siega; Jesse Peretz executive produced and directed the pilot; and Benoist serves as a producer. The series is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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