Sigourney Weaver is heading to TV in a new political drama series.
The Avatar actress has won the lead role in Political Animals, which focuses on a former First Lady and her family after her time in the White House and her marriage comes to an end.
It will be the first major role in a TV series for Weaver, who began her career in theatre before shooting to fame in the Alien sci-fi franchise.
Her only previous ventures to the small screen have been minor roles inTV series and appearances in several made-for-TV movies.
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