As CNN ramps up 2016 election coverage, an actor who plays a ruthless politician who lucks into the presidential office will take viewers on a journey through factual campaign history.
The actor, Kevin Spacey, will produce and narrate “Race for the White House,” a six-part series for CNN, the cable news channel announced on Monday.
“Race for the White House” will peel back history’s most famous campaigns for the highest office in the land. Spacey will narrate the six episodes, which will each deconstruct a single, notable presidential campaign. The hour-long episodes will include previously unseen archive footage, interviews and dramatic recreations.
CNN said the episodes will incorporate interviews, archival footage and “dramatic recreations.” They will air in 2016.
Spacey of course is tearing up the office of POTUS as Frank Underwood on Netflix’s “House of Cards.” His production company, Trigger Street, will co-produce the series.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti bring their world-class talent to CNN,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, in a statement. “When we created the CNN Original Series brand, this is exactly the type of programming we had in mind and Race for the White House will be the perfect complement to our coverage of the 2016 campaigns and election.”