First Look: 'Parks & Rec' Season 5
When we left Pawnee, Leslie Knope won the election, Ben Wyatt took a job in Washington, D.C. and the future of TV's most "awwwww" inspiring couple was left up in the air.
When season five of Parks and Recreation returns (on September 20), Leslie and Andy take a multi-purpose trip to the nation's capital. Leslie not only wants to visit her boyfriend, but, as Adam Scott reveals, "Leslie's here to go to The Department of The Interior to make her own proposal to get funding for one of her projects." And the expression, Little Fish, Big Pond doesn't even begin to describe what Leslie experiences.
"You see that dichotomy of her small town thing she's trying to accomplish and [Ben] running with the big wigs a little bit," Adam reveals. "That creates a series of issues." Amy Poehler adds, "Leslie Knope is a City Councilwoman in Pawnee and we have to figure out if her dream job is [actually] her dream job."
The status quo is also thrown for a loop by Ben's choice of assistant: April! "All I know is that April's in DC and she has to deal with Ben," Aubrey Plaza says. "That always stirs up some crazy scenarios because Ben and April have a really weird relationship."
In addition to every relationship being tested, some famous political faces pop up in the season premiere (shot on location in Washington, D.C.) -- and you can see the cast filming in and around the historic buildings in this behind the scenes video!