US infotainment broadcaster A&E Network has picked up
a new real life series, 'The Governor's Wife', it was announced
by A&E Network executive VP, programming David McKillop.
series follows former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and
his 34-year-old wife, Trina, as they redefine a 'new normal'
in the new South, and will premiere on 27 February.
Edwards, now 85 years old and still dubbed the "King
of Louisiana," shocked the state (and his family) when
he married Trina Grimes Scott, a woman 50 years his junior.
They became pen pals while Edwin was serving an 8 1/2 year
prison sentence for bribery and extortion, charges stemming
from his tenure as Governor of Louisiana, and married when
he was released.
colorful couple heads a newly combined family comprised of
Edwin's daughters, Anna, a 62-year-old, four-time divorcée
and Victoria, a hardened 60-year-old ex-showgirl, along with
Trina's sons from a previous marriage, Logan, 15 and Trevor,
series follows Trina as she attempts to fit into the former
governor's upscale world and busy social life while trying
to get along with daughters twice her age and corral her teenage
school projects, running for president of the Homeowner's
Association, fending off skeptics who think she's a gold digger,
and thoughts of adding a baby of their own to the mix, the
Edwards clan' truly represent a new take on the modern family.