“Sky on Fire” focuses on the US’s first Latina president, Eva Ortiz. Described as a decorated war veteran, this groundbreaking leader faces an assassination attempt at the hands of an unknown assailant. Surviving is just the beginning for Ortiz, leading her on a quest to expose those behind it all. The story promises drama, mystery, and suspense with each episode.
Political dramas have found a following with viewers. “Designated Survivor” ranks as a recent addition to the category and has many of the same traits as “Fire.” The series, which starred Keifer Sutherland, followed a Housing and Urban Development Secretary who becomes president after a deadly explosion. It amplified an appetite for the genre — seeing its first season reach 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.
While “Survivor” may feature a male star, the genre of political dramas is far from shying away from female leads. The leading role of Eva Ortiz is similar to dynamic women who have led series such as “Homeland,” “Madam Secretary,” and “Scandal.”