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David Simon Takes on The Plot Against America

Simon is reteaming with Ed Burns to adapt Philip Roth?s acclaimed novel into a miniseries.

HBO has officially committed to a new six-part miniseries from David Simon and Ed Burns ? the same team behind The Wire and miniseries Generation Kill. The Plot Against America is based on the acclaimed novel by Philip Roth, and imagines an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey. The story follows the family as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation towards fascism.

Simon and Burns will both serve as writers and executive producers on the series. Author Roth will be an executive producer on the project, along with Nina Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg, Jeff Kirschenbaum and co-executive producer Dennis Stratton.

In HBO News