“Desperate Housewives” alum Felicity Huffman just landed a starring role in ABC’s upcoming comedy, “Libby and Malcolm.”

The series explores today’s concept of divided politics and how it can affect the life of a married couple who come from opposing sides. Libby (Huffman) is a strong and brilliant Republican, while Malcolm (Courtney B. Vance) is a liberal pundit who also happens to be very charming and approachable. At work, Libby and Malcolm go head-to-head on their new political talk show. At home, they will try to raise their three children with the same points of view.

Filming for “Libby and Malcolm” will kick off as soon as Huffman completes her work on “American Crime” Season 3.

“Libby and Malcolm” is created by “Black-ish” showrunner, Kenya Barris. The show’s executive producers include E. Brian Dobbins, Huffman and Vance. As of late, there is still no official release date for “Libby and Malcolm,” but its first episode will most likely air next year.

Meanwhile, Huffman gained recognition as an actress when she starred in the TV series “Desperate Housewives.” The show spanned eight seasons until it aired its final installment on May 13, 2012.

Following the show’s cancellation, Huffman spoke with The Hollywood Reporter to express how emotional it was for her and her co-stars to say goodbye to Wisteria Lane. “It’s really the water we’ve been swimming in for the last eight seasons. Our children have grown up. It’s going to be a real sea change. It’s been the most wonderful years of my professional life,” she said.

Since exiting the franchise, Huffman has starred in “American Crime” and “Boomerang.” She will also play the role of Duchess Avedon in “Presence.”

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Felicity Huffman will play the role of a Republican named Libby in ABC's "Libby and Malcolm." Pictured: Felicity Huffman at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California on May 31, 2015. Reuters/Danny Moloshok