Cast members of the NBC political drama - Janney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Joshua Malina and Mary MCCormack - are set for a return to politics - as they pledge their support for the Democratic presidential nominee.

The Clinton campaign announced on Wednesday (21Sep16) that the six actors will participate in grassroots events across the battleground state this weekend, sharing why they are pledging their support for Clinton as well as urging local residents to vote.

Longtime liberal and anti-war activist Martin Sheen, who portrayed President Jed Bartlet in the show, wasn't part of the announcement. However, Sheen was included in a picture tweeted by Clinton campaign aide Ian Sams, accompanied by the caption: "NEW --> The gang is getting back together: the cast of The West Wing will campaign for @HillaryClinton in stops across Ohio this weekend."

The West Wing family have a strong tradition of backing the first female presidential candidate. In June, show creator and executive producer Aaron Sorkin spoke out against Donald Trump and insisted the show's fictional president, Bartlet, would likely endorse Hillary. Sheen also appears in an anti-Trump video also featuring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johannsson, Rosie Perez and James Franco released on Wednesday (21Sep16).