Former Obama speechwriter develops ‘civil war in America’ drama with Showtime

Former Obama speechwriter develops ‘civil war in America’ drama with Showtime

[Ed. – Something very informative about this.]

Showtime has teamed with former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett to develop a contemporary drama revolving around the breakdown of the nation’s political system.

“Anthem” is described as starting on an Election Day that ends with the country on the brink a civil war, amid the collapse of political institutions and partisan battles.

Lovett, who previously created the NBC White House comedy “1600 Penn,” is writing and will exec produce with Brian Koppelman  and David Levien. …

“Anthem” landed at Showtime after bidding among several networks for the project. Before shifting to TV, Lovett worked as a speechwriter for President Obama and worked for Hillary Clinton during her days in the Senate and during her 2008 presidential campaign.

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