'Game Change' Filmmakers to Produce HBO Miniseries About 2016 Presidential Election

HBO announced Thursday that it’s teaming up with the team behind the Emmy-winning 2012 TV movie “Game Change” for a miniseries based on the 2016 election season

Eager to relive the 2016 presidential election? No?

Donald Trump's unconventional presidential campaign and improbable victory over Hillary Clinton is getting a miniseries treatment by HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is now working on a yet-to-be-titled project based on source material from Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who are now writing about Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton in securing the most coveted public seat in the US.

Jay Roach will direct the project while Gary Goetzman is also signed on to executive produce. Roach directed the 2012 HBO movie "Game Change" as well as 2016's HBO film "All the Way", which featured Bryan Cranston as Lyndon Johnson.

And Hollywood legend Tom Hanks will act as a producer for the new series, a role he also undertook on Game Change. It snagged three Golden Globes and five Primetime Emmy Awards, among others.

No casting has been announced, but it's a sure bet that Alec Baldwin, who's gleefully made a mockery of Trump on "Saturday Night Live", isn't in the running.

Per HBO, the miniseries will comprise the third installment of the Mark Halperin and John Heilemann "Game Change" book series. The upcoming season of FX's American Horror Story will be inspired by the election but won't feature the characters of Trump and Clinton. Len Amato, president of HBO films, has said the film will "vividly capture the most unique and impactful event in modern American politics".

Halperin and Heileman have built a considerable industry based on their reporting about recent elections, including Showtime's "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth".



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