The Girls On The Bus: Everything We Know So Far

The upcoming HBO Max political drama series "The Girls on the Bus" is going to take a look at what it's like to be a journalist covering a United States presidential campaign. The show will star Melissa Benoist ("Supergirl"), Natasha Behnam ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), and Christina Elmore ("The Last Ship"), and comes to us from Warner Bros. TV. If the name of the show sounds familiar, it's because the title is based on the famous non-fiction book "The Boys on the Bus" from Tim Crouse, a memoir in which he chronicled what it was like to cover the 1972 presidential election on the road with other journalists. The main character in the series (played by Benoist) is deeply affected by the story, and decides to do something similar with her life.

This project has Benoist re-teaming with executive producer Greg Berlanti, who previously executive produced "Supergirl." 

What we think The Girls on the Bus will be about

According to Deadline, the story for "The Girls on the Bus" is set around the character Sadie McCarthy (Benoist), a journalist who is affected by Crouse's book and decides to change the direction of her life by following a presidential campaign for a major paper. She meets up with fellow journalists Grace, Lola (Behnam), and Kimberlyn (Elmore). "Despite their differences," the site says, "the women became a found family with a front-row seat to the greatest soap opera in town: the battle for the White House." 

The series was inspired by a chapter from writer and executive producer Amy Chozick's book, "Chasing Hillary." Chozick is a political reporter who covered the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and travelled as press for both Clinton and former president Barack Obama.  Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Originals") also serves as writer and executive producer.

What we know about the cast and crew of The Girls on the Bus

The cast for "The Girls on the Bus" includes Benoist as reporter Sadie McCarthy, with Christina Elmore playing journalist Kimberlyn Kendrick, an "Ivy league-educated Reagan Republican and campaign reporter for Liberty News." Natasha Behnam will play a reporter named Lola, who is described by the site as "a sharp-witted and passionately political TikTok star and well-known Gen Z influencer." There is no news on the casting of the fourth member of the team, a character named Grace. 

In addition to Berlanti, Plec, and Chozick, Sarah Schechter and David Madden will executive produce the series. Benoist will produce, and Rina Mimoun will serve as showrunner. Mimoun has written episodes of "Superman & Lois," "Mistresses," "Hart of Dixie," and "Eastwick."

There is no release date listed yet for "The Girls on the Bus," but the show will be available on HBO Max, and we'll keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.