Lea Michele Starts Filming New Comedy TV series “The Mayor”

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Lea Michele took to social media to share her excitement to be working on her new ABC comedy series The Mayor.

“Excited for our second day of filming on @TheMayorABC!” Michele captioned the photo alongside co-star Bernard David.

According to ET, the highly anticipated series tells the story of a young wannabe rapper named Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall) who decides to run for Mayor in his hometown as a public strategy to create interest in his new mix-tape. But when he actually gets elected, he calls on his mother, Dina (Yvette Nicole Brown), and his friend Valentina (Michele) to help him become the kind of person who can help his community.

Michele opened up to ET about her new TV project at ABC’s TCA party in Los Angeles.

“It’s such an incredible show with such amazing heart,” she said. “The humorous fantastic corporation of music its really inspirational story and I’m really hoping that everyone is going to love it.”

The former Scream Queens star also revealed why she was attracted to playing the role of Valentina, who she described as “incredibly politically savvy.”

“I really love strong female characters and she has a strength to her that is palpable so I was very excited,” she said.

The Mayor premieres on Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.