HBO to air election miniseries from Tom Hanks, 'Game Change' team

Trump Election Set for HBO Miniseries from 'Game Change' Team

Less than four months after the 2016 United States presidential election, cable TV network HBO has commissioned a miniseries about the campaign that catapulted Donald Trump into the White House in November.

HBO is turning the unexpected election of Donald Trump as United States president past year into a miniseries.

Halperin and Heilemann's 2010 bestseller, "Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime", was adapted into an HBO movie in 2012 and starred Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris and took home five Emmys, including outstanding miniseries or movie.

Roach, who is tapped to direct the miniseries, also helmed HBO's 2012 telepic "Game Change", which chronicled John McCain's losing campaign to become U.S. president.

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No writer has been attached yet for the Trump miniseries. HBO is certainly trying, with the filmmakers from Game Change back to produce this miniseries. Trump has already been impersonated by a number of actors, most recently by Alec Baldwin on Saturday Night Live.

Halperin and Heileman have built a considerable industry based on their reporting about recent elections, including Showtime's "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth".

The new Trump miniseries has recruited Jay Roach as director and executive producer alongside Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman as executive producers - all three of whom worked together on the previous Game Change movie.

Political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are writing a third installment in their best-selling Game Change series, this one about the 2016 presidential election, and HBO Films has acquired rights for a mini-series adaptation.

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