Disgraced former U.S. Senator Al Franken is shamelessly clawing his way back into the limelight, despite being booted from the Senate over appalling accusations of sexual misconduct back in 2017. This time, Franken has shamelessly cast himself in the role of a U.S. Senator in the new Netflix series, The Residence, a political comedy-drama by the leftist Shonda Rhimes’s Shondaland production company.
The show has faced numerous setbacks, including delays due to Hollywood strikes and the untimely death of its original lead actor, Andre Braugher. Yet, despite these challenges, the series is finally set to move ahead with Giancarlo Esposito stepping into the lead role. The plot revolves around a scandalous murder in the White House, portraying the chaos and intrigue that ensue among the White House staff as the investigation unfolds.
Al Franken is going to be a Senator again! (on TV) https://t.co/9aGeR3yoiO
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Adding further insult to injury, Franken’s casting as Washington State Senator Aaron Filkins is an audacious move by the show’s creators. Not only was Franken embroiled in his own political scandal, having been elected amidst allegations of voter fraud, but he was also disgracefully forced to resign from the Senate due to the #MeToo accusations and lewd photographs that emerged.
The show’s planned release on Netflix is set for 2025, giving Franken plenty of time to rehabilitate his tainted image. It’s yet another example of the entertainment industry turning a blind eye to the misconduct of their own, all while spurning any sense of decency or accountability. It’s a disgrace!