A working-class Jewish family in New Jersey watches the political rise of aviator-hero and xenophobic populist Charles Lindbergh, as he becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism. This six-part re-imagining of history is based on the Philip Roth novel of the same name.

Script to Screen

Watch how these scenes from The Plot Against America were translated from the page to the screen.

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Script to Screen: Charles Lindbergh

The Levins grapple with the rise of Lindbergh.

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Script to Screen: The Banks of Wabash

Herman stands his ground, while giving a stellar musical performance.

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Script to Screen: We Are Not at Peace

Evelyn tries reassure Sandy about Charles Lindbergh's intent as he questions his supporters' deadly actions.

Go Behind the Scenes

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Why Plot Now?

Creators David Simon and Ed Burns and the cast discuss why it was the right time to adapt Philip Roth’s book, The Plot Against America.

The Cast of Plot Pulls From Personal History to Prepare

Winona Ryder, Morgan Spector and John Turturro discuss the research (or lack thereof) and inspiration that helped them get into character.

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Enter 1940s America

Creators David Simon and Ed Burns and the cast contextualize the show’s setting and its political landscape.

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