February 15, 2017


2016 Presidential Election Miniseries on the Way From 'Zero Dark Thirty' Producers

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Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images

Is anyone—anyone—ready yet for a 2016 presidential election miniseries? Win, lose, or draw, your feelings from the morning of Nov. 9, and the many interminable months that preceded, are certainly still ultra-fresh, aren't they? Well, just in case, you'll get a TV-entertainment version of it soon.

And yet: Mark Boal, the two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter/producer of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, is teaming with Annapurna Pictures super-producer Megan Ellison (American Hustle, Spring Breakers, Her). The dramatization is being pitched as an 8- to 10-hour affair.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Hugo Lindgren, a former editor at the magazine as well as at The New York Times Magazine, is “assembling a group of journalists who will act as investigative reporters for the project, which Boal will write.”

Mark Boal and Zero Dark Thirty/The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow are currently making a film about Detroit’s 1967 race riots. Among its stars are John Boyega, John Krasinski, Anthony Mackie and Will Poulter.

Next, watch Third Eye Blind, Sir the Baptist and more musical acts react to Donald Trump winning the presidency: