Airdate: The Girls on the Bus
Upcoming US drama invites viewers to hit the campaign trail alongside four female journalists.
New US drama series, The Girls on the Bus, premieres in March on Binge / Showcase.
It stars Melissa Benoist, Carla Gugino, Natasha Behnam, Christina Elmore, Brandon Scott, with Griffin Dunne, Mark Consuelos, and Scott Foley.
The series invites viewers to hit the campaign trail alongside four female journalists, each of them different in their reporting styles and personalities.
The story centres on Sadie McCarthy (Benoist), a journalist who romanticises 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 (Gugino), Lola (Behnam), and Kimberlyn (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.
The Girls on the Bus, from creators Amy Chozick and Julie Plec, is inspired by Chozick’s experiences as a political reporter on the campaign bus with multiple presidential candidates. 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.
Two episodes 14 March on Binge, with new episodes weekly / Sunday March 17 on Showcase at 83:0pm.