Magazine article Screen International

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Joins 'The Plot against America' for HBO

Magazine article Screen International

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Joins 'The Plot against America' for HBO

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Timely six-part Philip Roth adaptation imagines alternate fascist America.

The Wire creator David Simon is returning to his regular home at HBO to write and serve as executive producer on The Plot Against America, a miniseries adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel about an alternate fascist America.

HBO has given a production commitment to the six-part screen version of Roth’s 2004 novel, which imagines an American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family that witnesses the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism. …

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