Billy Murray, Anthony Weiner Set for Amazon's ALPHA HOUSE Season Finale
Billy Murray and Anthony Weiner are headed to ALPHA HOUSE.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair are set to appear on the season finale of Amazon's political comedy, airing Jan. 10 online.
Weiner will make a cameo as himself, while Murray will reprise his role of 'Senator Vernon Smits,' who first appeared in the pilot episode.
Per the report, "in the finale, Senator Gil John Biggs (John Goodman) plans an unexpected event for a fellow senator who passes away following an "encounter." Meanwhile, Senator Louis Laffer (Matt Malloy) learns if he will represent Nevada for another term and Senator Robert Bettencourt (Clark Johnson) attempts to fend off rivals in his bid for re-election."
Alpha House, which was written by Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Trudeau and produced by Trudeau, Elliot Webb and Jonathan Alter, is a comedy about four misfit senators (John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos) who rent a house together in Washington DC. The roomies are joined by Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), Wanda Sykes (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Julie White (Go On), who share in the outrageous-and sometimes all-too-real-follies of Washington politics.
"The first season is about the fight for survival among incumbent Republican senators first elected in the pre-Tea Party era. Even though they're all solidly conservative, three of the four senators living in Alpha House are facing strong primary challenges from the right. The struggle to hold onto their core values drives both the comedy and the drama in our show," said Garry Trudeau. "We think we've kept the show realistic in its essential details, while taking broad satirical liberties you might expect. We also tried to make a few political points along the way, but mostly, we wanted the show to be as much fun for the audience as we and the cast had making it."
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