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Burstyn added to ‘Animals’ cast

USA Network miniseries launches in summer

Ellen Burstyn is the latest thesp to join the cast of USA Network’s “Political Animals.”

Veteran actress will play the mother of Sigourney Weaver, a divorced former first lady and newly appointed secretary of state who throws herself into her job when her marriage falls apart and a presidential bid comes up short.

The six-episode project, from Greg Berlanti and Warner Horizon Television, is set to air this summer. If there is a strong viewer turnout, the cabler may turn “Animals” into a full-fledged series.

Berlanti, who wrote and directed the first episode, exec produces with Laurence Mark.

Others already cast include Ciaran Hinds, Carla Gugino and James Wolk. Production is set to begin later this month.

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