Adrian Pasdar Elected President of Political Animals

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Adrian Pasdar has landed a major role on USA's upcoming summer drama, Political Animals. The most major role possible, really.

The actor - who played a U.S. Senator on Heroes, recurs on The Lying Game and has guest-starred on Castle (below) - will portray President Paul Garcetii, Michael Ausiello reports, the occupant of the White House who defeats Sigourney Weaver's Elaine Barrish in a primary leading up to the general election.

The character then appoints his former opponent Secretary of State. Sound familiar?

Adrian Pasdar on Castle

Political Animals premieres on July 15 and centers around Barrish, a former First Lady and the matriarch of a family that includes James Wolk, Sebastian Stan and Ellen Burstyn as Elaine’s mother.

Carla Gugino will also play a journalist who wants to bury Barrish’s career.

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