Seth MacFarlane, Sienna Miller Join Roger Ailes Limited Series

It looks like Showtime’s new limited series about Roger Ailes is going to have a stellar cast. 

Seth MacFarlane and Sienna Miller are the latest to join the series about Fox News founder Ailes. They join the previously announced Russel Crowe who will star in the lead role as Ailes himself and Naomi Watts who will star as Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who sued Ailes in 2016.

MacFarlane will play Ailes’ confidante Brian Lewis, the Fox News’ public relations chief of more than 17 years who “spent his career promoting and protecting Ailes until the media machine turned against Lewis and ended his career,” according to Showtime. Sienna Miller will star as Ailes’ ex-wife Elizabeth “Beth” Ailes. The limited series also tapped Simon McBurney as Rupert Murdoch and Annabelle Wallis as a Fox News staffer.

“Very excited to be part of this series – loved the book, and it’s nice to get off the spaceship now and then,” MacFarlane tweeted on Saturday. 

The still-untitled project is based on the Gabriel Sherman book The Loudest Voice in the Room. 

Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) will direct the first two episodes of the series.