TV News: Plot, Country, Evel, Picard

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The Plot Against America
HBO has unveiled the first official trailer for its mini-series adaptation of Philip Roth’s 2004 novel “The Plot Against America.”

The alternate American history story is set during World War II in an America where aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh wins the presidency and quickly turns the country toward fascism.

John Turturro leads the cast as Rabbi Lionel Bengelsdorf, a key Lindbergh supporter who plays a vital role in the administration despite the growing opposition within the Jewish community.

The mini-series hails from “The Wire” creator David Simon and producer Ed Burns. Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan and Anthony Boyle co-star in the series which premieres March 16th.

This Country
FOX has handed out a pilot order for Paul Feig and Jenny Bick’s half-hour mockumentary comedy “This Country” based on the BBC Three series of the same name. Bicks will write and executive produce while Feig will executive produce and direct.

The story follows the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet, who are trailed by a documentary crew who go to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns in an idiosyncratic surrounding. The show follows the pair as they pursue their dreams, confront challenges and fight each other for frozen pizza. [Source: ]

David Krumholtz (“Numbers,” “The Deuce”) is set as a lead opposite Milo Ventimiglia in USA Network’s limited series “Evel” based on the story of 1970s daredevil Evel Knievel and penned by Etan Frankel (“Animal Kingdom”).

The story follows Evel Knievel (Ventimiglia) as he prepares for his greatest death-defying feat – the historic Snake River Canyon jump. Krumholtz will play Bob Arum, a Brooklyn-born boxing promoter and businessman who becomes both Evel’s (Ventimiglia) adversary and best friend after Evel hires him to promote the jump. [Source: Deadline]

Star Trek: Picard
The first episode of CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Picard” has been made available for free on YouTube for a limited time, allowing those curious to test the waters before deciding on picking up a CBS All Access subscription.