(Too soon?) The cable network, HBO, is working on a mini-series that will follow the 2016 presidential election, and more precisely, Donald Trump’s journey to the White House.
The project is set to be directed and executively produced by Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Trumbo) in collaboration with Tom Hanks’ production company, Playtone.
It’s not the first time Roach and Hanks work together on a program covering politics. In 2012, they teamed up for the five-time Emmy-winning TV movie Game Change, which focused on the 2008 John McCain’s presidential election campaign and starred Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt and Ed Harris as McCain.
The series will be based on an upcoming book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, political journalists and analysts, who also wrote the title that inspired Game Change.
After Ryan Murphy announced that the season 7 of American Horror Story will be inspired by the 2016 election, this is the second project (and certainly not the last) that will focus on the political events that made Donald Trump one of the most covered presidential candidates in American history.
While it is still unclear who will play the now 45th President of the United States, nor who will pen the episodes of the series, one thing is sure: with many scandals and controversies that stained the 2016 presidential election campaign, there’s surely a lot of material to make use of!