Showtime is closing in on the rollout of a documentary series called “The Circus,” which will “pull back the curtain on the 2016 presidential race,” according to the pay-cable network.
B&C reports that the political series will be produced in collaboration with Bloomberg Politics and will feature Bloomberg Politics managing editors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann along with political strategist Mark McKinnon.
Carrying the full title “The Circus: The Greatest Political Show on Earth,” the series is set to premiere in January 2016.
Showtime says the series will reveal “the intense, irreverent, inspiring and infuriating stories behind the headlines of what promises to be one of the most fascinating and consequential elections in modern history.”
The program will continue into November.
Said David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks: “Americans are captivated by the 2016 presidential election and a real-time political series of this nature has never been done before. People don’t want to wait a year to see how and why things played out and the impact they had. Everything today is immediate, so there’s no better time to change the way American politics are covered.”