HBO Max’s upcoming political drama series has added another member to its cast as Carla Gugino (Gerald’s game) is ready to star The girls on the bus, according to a report by Deadline. She joins previously announced cast members. Melissa benoist (supergirl), Natasha Behnam (Mayans MC), cristina elmore (Insecure), Y brandon-scott (dead to me).
While little information about the series has been revealed, the synopsis via Deadline states that the show centers on Sadie McCarthy (Benoist), a journalist who drops everything in her life in an attempt to cover the upcoming presidential campaign. In her quest to cover this up, she befriends three competitors, Lola, Kimberlyn and Grace, as they closely watch the battle for the White House. Gugino will star in the series as Grace Gordon Greene, a veteran reporter who becomes a mentor figure and friend to Sadie. Behnam and Elmore will play Lola and Kimberlyn respectively. With an interesting premise at the heart of its story, The girls on the bus could be an interesting series for audiences to look out for when it finally premieres on HBO Max.
The series will be inspired by an episode of by amy chozick book, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and an Intact Glass Ceilingnarrating the ten-year journey of Hilary Clinton 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns from Chozick’s perspective. Chozick will serve as a writer and executive producer on the series along with julie pleac. series showrunner Rina Mimoun executive producer also along with sarah schechter Y Greg Berlanti. More information about the show will likely be revealed as it progresses into production.
Beside The girls on the busGugino will also star The fall of the House of Ushera Netflix horror miniseries that will be based on a story of Edgar Allan Poe. Other projects Gugino will star in include Lisa Frankensteinan upcoming horror-comedy film that will serve as the directorial debut for Zelda WilliamsY Leopard skin, a crime thriller television series from AGC Television. With several projects to come, fans of Gugino’s work have a lot to look forward to in the years to come.
With the series still in its early stages of production, there is no release date for The girls on the bus has been fixed yet. Check out our interview with Gugino and Angela Bassett about their roles in gunpowder shake down: