Wednesday, December 23, 2015

DirecTV Renews 'Full Circle' for Season 3 - to Star Dougray Scott & Kim Raver

DirecTV has renewed its original anthology series Full Circle for a third season, it was announced today. Filming on the 10 new half-hour episodes will star in January in Los Angeles. This season the cast will be toplined by Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove) and Kim Raver (24).

In Season 3, Full Circle will explore the dark underworld of national politics. It focuses on a sex scandal that threatens to destroy a Presidential candidate and stop his almost certain election. The main thrust of each episodes takes place in a high-end hotel in Miami during the days leading up to the Democratic primary.

Scott will play the rugged and charismatic U.S. Senator Davis Faulkner, who is poised to win the Florida Presidential Primary which will assure him the Democratic nomination for the fall election. He is a clear and present danger to the hard-line, right-wing military and fiscal hawks in the GOP, as he is a wildly popular liberal centrist democrat.

Raver will play Jane, Faulkner's wife. Born into incredible wealth, she is well educated, a Christian and an accomplished businesswoman who has long been her husband's rock but recent events are testing her faith mightily. She is not the doting, ever supportive doormat most political wives are, and she is approaching a boiling point with the amoral universe presidential politics presents.

Jorge Zamacona is set to take over as head writer and executive producer of the series. Nick Hamm (Rogue) is set to direct. FremantleMedia International and Momentum Television will produce.

"Full Circle is an incredibly thought-provoking series," said Christopher Lang, Senior Vice President, Original Content & Production, AT&T. "A seasoned and talented TV writer like Jorge Zamacona will give the show's intense dialog a brand new feel this season. His writing will lure viewers into the world of conspiracy and politics - which pairs perfectly as we enter into our presidential election season."