Stephen Colbert is taking on Trump. Recently, Showtime announced they’ve ordered a new TV series from The Late Show host.
Executive produced by Colbert, the animated show “will present the truish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants – family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros and anyone else straying into his orbit – intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian.”
Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of the untitled animated series.
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We’ve given a 10-episode order to a new untitled half-hour animated series executive produced by multiple Emmy winner Stephen Colbert.
And guess who the series stars? The two-dimensional avatars of President Donald Trump and the most powerful family in the world.
Premiering on SHOWTIME this fall, the fresh, cutting-edge comedy will present the truish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants – family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros and anyone else straying into his orbit – intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian. It’s a workplace comedy where the office happens to be oval; it’s a character study in search of character, as seen through the eyes of an imaginary documentary crew.
Inspired by the animated opening segment of the Emmy-nominated SHOWTIME special, STEPHEN COLBERT’S LIVE ELECTION NIGHT DEMOCRACY’S SERIES FINALE: WHO’S GOING TO CLEAN UP THIS SH*T?, and a popular recurring character on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the upcoming series teamsthe brilliant Colbert with his executive producer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, to hilariously and pointedly deconstruct life in the White Household: family members, insiders, world leaders, even rival Democrats. Turnaround time on production will be swift (not unlike the SHOWTIME docuseries THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH), enabling current events to play a role in the colorful exploits of Trump and his band of others.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Stephen Colbert? Will you watch Showtime’s new series?