AceShowbiz - Stephen Colbert is bringing the White House to Showtime, or sort of. The comedian will executive produce a half-hour animated series about President Donald Trump, which has been picked up for 10 episodes by the cable channel.
Inspired by the animated opening segment of the Emmy-nominated Showtime special "Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Final: Who's Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?" and a popular recurring character on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", the satirical series is described as "a workplace comedy where the office happens to be oval" and "a character study in search of character, as seen through the eyes of an imaginary documentary crew."
Per Showtime, "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."
Colbert teams up with his "Late Show" EP Chris Licht for the animated series. "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 says. "I've seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA."
Following Trump's inauguration, Comedy Central launched a similar satirical project titled "The President Show", which airs Thursday nights at 11:30 P.M. The parody series starring Anthony Atamanuik as POTUS just received an order for additional seven episodes.