HBO Max Drops Trailer for Campaign Trail Drama Series ‘The Girls on the Bus’

HBO Max’s upcoming political series, “The Girls on the Bus,” offers a fresh perspective on the campaign trail by focusing on the lives of four female journalists covering the political drama. That cast includes Christina Elmore, Melissa Benoist, Carla Gugino, and Natasha Behnam.

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The series, set to debut on March 14, follows the journalists as they embark on a whirlwind tour, covering 26 cities and 14 states in just five days. Sadie McCarthy (Benoist), an aspiring journalist with dreams of working for a prestigious paper, takes center stage. The show explores her interactions with competitors Grace (Gugino), Lola (Behnam), and Kimberlyn (Elmore), creating a dynamic narrative that goes beyond political reporting.

The official synopsis highlights the camaraderie that develops among the women despite their differences, portraying them as a “found family” with a front-row seat to the captivating soap opera of the battle for the White House. The series aims to blend humor, romance, and even a government conspiracy, providing a unique and entertaining take on campaign reporting.

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Inspired by the experiences of former New York Times correspondent Amy Chozick, who covered multiple presidential campaigns, “The Girls on the Bus” brings a realistic touch to the fictional narrative. Chozick, along with co-creator Julie Plec, serves as an executive producer. The show is also backed by the production prowess of Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Leigh London Redman, and Marcos Siega.

Christina Elmore, known for her role in “Insecure,” plays Kimberlyn Kendrick, an Ivy League-educated Reagan Republican and campaign reporter for Liberty News.

Additional cast members include Brandon Scott, Griffin Dunne, Mark Consuelos, Scott Foley, and PJ Sosko as a character inspired by Hunter S. Thompson.

The series, originally set up at Netflix in 2019, found its home at HBO Max after a brief stop at The CW. The switch to Max in February 2022 paved the way for the premiere scheduled for March 14, with the first two episodes releasing simultaneously. Subsequent episodes will follow on a weekly basis until the finale on May 9.

Check out the trailer below.

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