HBO has released the official teaser trailer for the upcoming miniseries “The Plot Against America” on their official YouTube channel.
Created by Emmy Award winner David Simon (“The Wire,” “The Deuce”) and Ed Burns (“The Wire,” “The Corner”), “The Plot Against America” is based on the 2004 novel by Philip Roth. It tells the story of an alternate reality in which Franklin D. Roosevelt loses the 1940 presidential election by Charles Lindbergh. It’s told from the perspective of a Jewish family who watches the nation spiral toward fascism.
HBO had previously released cast and character details, but this is the first official look at the miniseries. Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, and Caleb Malis are all part of the project. Additional executive producers include Joe Roth, Nina Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Dennis Stratton, and Philip Roth.
“The Plot Against America” marks David Simon’s first project since “The Deuce,” and is another chapter in the great relationship between Simon and HBO. Since the great success of “The Wire,” they have collaborated on critically acclaimed projects such as “Show Me a Hero,” “Generation Kill” and “Treme.”
Simon won his two Emmy Awards for “The Corner,” which chronicled the lives of a family stricken by poverty in Baltimore. He controversially never won an Emmy for “The Wire” despite its legendary status in the television landscape, however, he has picked up a fair few nominations since for his work on other shows.
The potential is definitely there for “The Plot Against America” to make a big splash throughout the awards given its prestigious cast and crew, however, fans of Simon will remember the shocking snub for “Show Me a Hero” all too well.
Below is the official teaser trailer for the upcoming HBO miniseries:
“The Plot Against America” debuts on HBO March 16, 2020, at 9 p.m. ET.
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