Imagine a version of “The Office,” but animated. And set in the Trump White House.
That’s essentially the logline for a new series Showtime will launch in the fall, with Stephen Colbert executive producing.
The untitled, half-hour show will run for 10 episodes will feature animated versions of President Trump, his family, White House staff and others as seen through the eyes of a fictional documentary crew.
Colbert and his “Late Show” executive producer, Chris Licht, will serve as executive producers. Tim Luecke, who co-created the recurring animated Trump character on “The Late Show,” will be a co-exec producer and oversee the animation.
“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 in a statement. “I’ve seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA.”
Adds Showtime president and CEO David Nevins, “Stephen and Chris have an uncanny genius for deconstructing the world of President Trump, and this series opens a new realm for them. Their vision will produce a comedy that makes waves, gets attention and plays great on our networks, including our streaming service.”
The show will be produced on a short turnaround time so keep pace with what’s happening in the administration and around Washington.
It’s the second show to debut in the past year that directly satirizes Trump as president. Comedy Central’s “The President Show” has impersonator Anthony Atamanuik playing Trump as host of an Oval Office-based talk show.