The veteran actor, 75, stars in Epix’s upcoming single-camera political comedy, Graves, as former U.S. president Richard Graves. Two decades after finishing his term, Graves starts to believe that his policies may have changed the country for the worst, prompting him to go on a mission to undo past wrongs.
ET exclusively debuts the first look at the new series, featuring Nolte and Pitch Perfect star Skylar Astin, who plays Graves’ over-eager assistant Isaiah Miller.
After getting bombarded by adoring fans, Graves heads to the local diner he’s a regular at with his right-hand man in tow. When Graves doesn’t recognize the new waitress, Samantha, who serves them, things start to get interesting.
“President? Oh s**t, that’s right!” Samantha says after realizing who she’s been speaking to. “I knew I recognized you from somewhere, man, but honestly I kinda thought you were dead.”
Awkward! Thankfully, Graves takes it all in stride, changing the subject by translating one of Samantha’s wrist tattoos that reads, “Love conquers all things.” But he’s not exactly a subscriber to the saying. Press play on the video above to find out why!
Sela Ward, Chris Lowell, Angelica Maria, Roger Bart and Ernie Hudson also star in the satirical series from writer, director and executive producer Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote). Greg Shapiro also serves as executive producer.