Exclusive: Gabrielle Union joins Minka Kelly & Jason Dohring in Washington
The cast of The CW's drama pilot "The Body Politic" starring "Friday Night Lights"' Minka Kelly, "Veronica Mars"' Jason Dohring and Tim Matheson continues to fill out.
The network confirms that Gabrielle Union, whom we last saw on TV in "Ugly Betty" (remember, as Wilhelmina's loony little sister) and who just began a multi-episode run on "Life," has been cast in "Politic" as a legislative aide to a congressman.
Her character will no doubt cross paths with Minka Kelly's Hope, the show's lead, who moves from Michigan to Washington where her estranged father (Matheson) is a U.S. senator who's just been tapped as Attorney General. Hope will take a position working under him.
Dohring will play a reporter for The Washington Post.
Jay Hernandez ("Six Degrees"), The CW verifies, will be on the series as well.