The actress will play the unlikely owner of a first-class baseball team, which she inherited after her husband’s death.
One year later to be out of jail, Felicity Huffman got a new role in television. The ex-star to Desperate Housewives, related to a bribery case involving bringing one of his daughters into a prestigious university, had been sued by the courts. Now she is preparing to return to the small screen.
As the site reports Deadline, the actor will soon shoot the pilot for a new series for the ABC channel. This soap series currently has no title. Felicity huffman will play there the unlikely owner of a second-rate baseball team, which she inherited after her husband’s death. Actor Zack Gottsagen, seen in Peanut Butter Falcon, will play his son, a baseball fanatic with Down Syndrome.
The series is based on a true story: Susan Savage, owner of Triple A world champion Sacramento River Cats. “It” is the story of a woman who navigates between grief, local politics and the sports industry, and who not only learns to adapt, but also to thrive, “says a statement. Felicity Huffman will also be the executive producer of this project. The episodes last an average of 30 minutes.
Eleven days behind lock and key
The American actress was released from prison in October 2019 after spending 11 days behind bars to pay $ 15,000 to falsify her eldest daughter’s entrance exams. Felicity Huffman had pleaded guilty. “There is no excuse or justification for what I did,” she told the judge. She had served her sentence in a prison sentence in Dublin, a city about fifty miles from San Francisco.
The actress was the first of around thirty parents who knew her sentence, in connection with a major corruption scandal. These parents – including the actor Lori Loughlin, was accused of paying sums of up to $ 6.5 million to make it easier for children to enter prestigious universities.