CNN has announced plans for a six-part series from Oscar winner Kevin Spacey. Currently titled “Race for the White House,” the docu-series is slated to air in 2016 under the CNN Original Series banner.
Spacey and Dana Brunetti are executive producers on the project from Raw and Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions.
“The series will be history telling at its most compelling. Using previously unseen archive footage, interviews with key players and dramatic recreations, each episode narrated by Spacey will tell the story of one campaign for the Presidency of the United States,” CNN said in its announcement.
Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, said in the release: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti bring their world-class talent to CNN. When we created the CNN Original Series brand, this is exactly the type of programming we had in mind and ‘Race for the White House’ will be the perfect complement to our coverage of the 2016 campaigns and election.”
CNN’s announcement adds: “Each hour will tell the story of a four-year, no-holds-barred battle to become the most powerful person in the world, culminating in a single night of heart pounding tension. From powerful campaign speeches to the dirty tricks and Machiavellian schemes, ‘Race for the White House’ will capture the drama of how a high-stakes presidential election can turn on a single issue and so much more.”