Showtime Orders An Animated Series About President Trump From Stephen Colbert

This series will air in the fall

A satirical, animated series about President Trump's inner circle will debut on Showtime this fall. Showtime
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Fans of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will recognize the star of Showtime’s newest series.

President Trump and the “most powerful family in the world” will star in a new half-hour animated series set to premiere on Showtime later this fall. The animated character appears on The Late Show frequently and was also a part of the opening to Colbert’s Election Night special on Showtime.

“I know a lot of people wanted to do this, and I’m honored that the Cartoon President invited our documentary crew into his private world,” Colbert said in a statement. “I’ve seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA.”

The show has been given a 10-episode series order.

Colbert will be the executive producer along with Chis Licht, who is also ep of The Late Show. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios out of the Ed Sullivan Theater & Office Building, which is home to The Late Show.

“Stephen and Chris have an uncanny genius for deconstructing the world of President Trump, and this series opens a new realm for them,” said David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime Networks. “Their vision will produce a comedy that makes waves, gets attention and plays great on our networks, including our streaming service.”

This animated series complements the new series on Comedy Central, The President Show, which was recently given an additional episode order through November. The President Show features Anthony Atamanuik, a comedian who impersonates Trump as if the president had his own late night talk show.

Colbert earned six Emmy nominations this year, including three for his Showtime election special. He’ll be hosting the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards telecast September 17 on CBS.

@samimain Sami Main is social editor for Adweek, where she posts Adweek content onto social platforms and looks for creative ways to communicate what's new.
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