Created by Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark, the series stars Sigourney Weaver. Nielsen, whose theatrical credits include Betty’s Summer Vacation, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Why Torture is Wrong…, will play Alice, the secretary to Weaver’s character.
Deadline.com reports that the six-episode drama will premiere this summer. The series "is a fictional look at a former first family that exposes a dynasty weakened by political ambition, lust and greed. It centers on Elaine Barrish (Weaver), the divorced former First Lady and newly appointed Secretary of State who throws herself into the job after recovering from the dissolution of her marriage and losing the presidential nomination. Barrish relies heavily on her son Doug (James Wolk), an ambitious politico who serves as her chief of staff, but is tormented by his twin brother’s struggles with addiction. With a philandering ex-husband who is still as much in love with her as the office he once held, she attempts to keep her family together, while simultaneously dealing with crises of the State Department and a hungry DC journalist bent on destroying her career."