Can you imagine a world where a Presidential candidate is running on an exclusionary platform that promotes America first and might have ties to anti-Semitic groups such as the Nazis? A world where the biggest election in national history is about to happen, which could see America dive deeper into chaos and possibly war? Yeah, I know, super crazy idea. But that’s the premise of the upcoming alternate history series “The Plot Against America.”
In the new trailer, we see that “The Plot Against America,” based on the acclaimed novel by Philip Roth, tells the story of a family being torn apart over the Presidential election, where Charles Lindbergh, a national hero, is running a campaign that incites hate and could lead to a fascist regime. As America begins to show signs that Lindbergh’s radical new ideas might become the norm, a young family might fight and try to defeat this hateful ideology before it transforms the country forever.
The limited series stars John Turturro, Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, and Anthony Boyle. ‘Plot’ comes from co-creators David Simon and Ed Burns, who are a rockstar duo that has previously worked together on series such as “Generation Kill” and, of course, “The Wire.”
“The Plot Against America” premieres on HBO on March 16.
Here’s the synopsis:
This limited series is based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name and imagines an alternate American history during World War II, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism.