Felicity Huffman is returning to acting following her college admission scandal. Huffman is attached to star in a comedy that has landed a on ABC.
The untitled-comedy is written by Becky Hartman Edwards and it is inspired by Susan Savage, the real-life owner of the Triple-A baseball team the Sacramento River Cats. Along with Huffman, the series is set to co-star The Peanut Butter Falcon’s Zack Gottsagen.
Aaron Kaplan, whose Kapital Entertainment is behind the baseball project, approached Huffman with the idea about a series inspired by Savage and Huffman became interesting in taking the role. ABC describes the series as,
“A funny, surprising and occasionally heartbreaking half-hour about love, loss, family and Triple-A baseball, the project stars Huffman as the unlikely owner of a minor-league baseball team. After suddenly losing her husband and inheriting his beloved team, she is forced to navigate her new normal with the help of her dysfunctional family, including her oldest son (Gottsagen), a baseball devotee with Down syndrome, her work family and the Sacramento community at large. This is the story of a woman navigating grief, local politics and the business of sports and learning not just to adjust, but to thrive.”