NBC drama, Revolution, has elected a new president, and unlike most TV shows and films, this one is a woman.
Former 24 actress, Leslie Hope, has been cast as President Foster, the tough and experienced leader of the Georgia Federation, a rival of The Monroe Republic, where the action for the season thus far has been set. Hope’s multi-episode arc will air in the second half of the season.
Revolution is one of the few television shows to have a female president. It follows in the footsteps of the Geena Davis drama, Commander in Chief, which aired for one season on ABC in 2005. Update: We were reminded that we forgot Cherry Jones who played the President on 24. We’re betting that if Commander in Chief was on TV now, it would last a bit longer. Maybe Hope’s character will have a longer presidential TV life.
‘Revolution’ scoop: ’24’ actress aast as president (Entertainment Weekly)