On Monday, June 25, Sigourney Weaver attended a special screening - along with her co-stars - for her new limited run television series, "Political Animals," held at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City.
Sigourney Weaver, 62, who is probably best known for her turns at all four "Alien" movies ("Alien, "Aliens," "Alien 3," and "Alien: Resurrection") was joined by her co-stars Sebastian Stan, James Wolk, Carla Gugino, Adrian Pasdar, and Dylan Baker at the premiere.
Here is how the USA Network describes the new series:
"Sigourney Weaver stars as former first lady and current Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond who is attempting to keep her family together while simultaneously dealing with crises of the State Department and fending off the hungry DC journalist (Carla Gugino) who is bent on destroying her career.
"Exploring themes that resonate in the current political landscape and taking viewers beyond the glossy ads and well-written public speeches, Political Animals will reveal a vulnerable family on the verge of falling apart."
We don't expect this limited series - which premieres on Sunday, July 15 on the USA Network at 10:00 p.m. - to turn into a full series, as Weaver has a full plate of movies ahead of her. For one, or rather, for three, Weaver is scheduled to appear in all three "Avatar" sequels. Sigourney Weaver said she's preparing to film the three sequels consecutively.
Of course, since her character, Dr. Grace Augustine, is dead, the question remains: "how is she going to appear." James Cameron has made it clear:
"Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling? A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake shows up to join her. She's there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don't know, but I wouldn’t jump to conclusions … When you have a science-fiction series, a science-fiction franchise, you're never dead, unless your DNA is expunged from the universe. And then there's always time travel!"
Please, no time travel, James! We hated all those time travel episodes on "Star Trek" (in all its incarnations). You can watch a preview of "Political Animals" below. Once again, the series premieres on Sunday, July 15 on the USA Network at 10:00 p.m.