Thursday, November 8, 2018

HBO Orders Limited Series 'The Plot Against America' Created by David Simon

David Simon (The Wire, Treme, The Deuce) is expanding his relationship with HBO once more. Today, the premium cable network has picked up his six-episode limited series The Plot Against America based on the novel of the same name by Philip Roth.

The series imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism.

Simon and Ed Burns will co-write the series. They will executive produce with Joe Roth, Nina Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg and Jeff Kirschenbaum. Dennis Straton will serve as a co-executive producer. Blown Deadline Productions and Annapurna Pictures will produce in association with HBO.