World News – GB – Hugh Laurie is shady politician in trailer for PBS thriller ‘Roadkill’


PBS released the first trailer for the new Masterpiece series « Roadkill » on Saturday, starring Hugh Laurie as an intriguing U politician

The four-part series, slated to premiere on November 1, stars Laurie as Peter Laurence, a « self-taught and charismatic politician, » as the show is described by PBS

« Peter’s public and private life appears to be crumbling – or rather is set apart by his enemies As personal disclosures spiral, he is unabashedly unscathed from guilt or remorse, deftly walking a high thread between fame and disaster as he seeks to advance his own agenda while others plot to bring him down »

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Created by Michael Keillor and written by « The Hours » writer David Hare, the series also stars Helen McCrory, alum of « Peaky Blinders », as well as Saskia Reeves, Iain De Caestecker, Pip Torrens, Millie Brady , Danny Ashok and Sidse Babett Knudsen

Michael Keillor directs the series, and executive producers include Hare, George Faber and Mark Pybus for The Forge; Lucy Richer for the BBC; and Michael Keillor and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece Andy Litvin is a producer

TV shows have been in politics for decades Long before « The Crown » and « House of Cards » hit the small screen, viewers were able to experience presidential campaigns, senior officials in the White House and the Counterterrorism World with Shows Like « Yes, Minister » and « Tanner ’88 » Take a look back at the most important political TV shows of all time

Yes Mr Minister (1980-82) We start our list Across the Pond This classic British show starred Paul Eddington as Minister of the (fictitious) Department of Administrative Affairs, with Nigel Harthorne and Derek Fowlds as his two secretaries The show inspired many spinoffs and was one of Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher’s favorites

Tanner ’88 (1988) This first mini-series of mock political documentaries by Garry Trudeau (« Doonesbury ») provided a behind-the-scenes look at the fictional campaign of former Michigan Rep. Jack Tanner as he researched to secure the Democratic Party nomination for President The series starred Michael Murphy in the title role, with Cynthia Nixon as his daughter, Pamela Reed as campaign manager and Wendy Crewson as girlfriend The show caught cameos from several real-life political figures of the time, including Kitty Dukakis, Bob Dole and Bruce Babbitt

Murphy Brown (1988-98, 2018) « Murphy Brown » starred Candice Bergen as a famous investigative reporter for a fictional CBS news magazine The show would satirize current events, blend fiction and reality and even deserved a denunciation from the 1992 presidential candidate, Dan Quayle, who criticized the character of Bergen for having a child out of wedlock. the statement turned into a major campaign controversy and received a televised response from the show’s characters, while commentators said this plot point paved the way for future single mothers in « Ally McBeal ». « , » Desperate Housewives « and » The Good Wife « 

This is where we have to mention the sitcom’s revival in 2018.The show dubbed politics in the Trump era, but it didn’t resonate with viewers like it did then. That’s all we want to say about the forgettable return

Spin City (1996-02) Michael J Fox starred as New York’s Deputy Mayor in this sitcom The show also featured future “Friday Night Lights” and “Nashville” star Connie Britton as that an employee of the town hall in her first major role on television The following seasons saw Charlie Sheen as deputy mayor after Fox left the show for medical reasons

The West Wing (1999-2006) This one set the bar for all political television shows that followed Aaron Sorkin’s famous idealistic series on the inner workings of the White House introduced Americans to « the guy the guy is counting on ”as the show said Written in Sorkin’s rapid-fire dialogue, the show starred Martin Sheen as President Josiah « Jed » Bartlet, alongside Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Richard Schiff, Dule Hill, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney and the late John Spencer as senior White House officials Considered one of the greatest and most influential television shows of all time, « The West Wing » won two Peabody Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and 26 Primetime Emmy Awards

24 (2001-10) Kiefer Sutherland starred as counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer on this Joel surnow and Robert Cochran show – which in its heyday was referenced by everyone from Bill Clinton to Antonin Scalia The show drew heat from human rights activists for its portrayals of torture and Muslims, but TV critics praised his acting and his style of acting. unique storytelling (each 24-episode season covered 24 hours of Bauer’s life)

The original « 24 » spawned some spinoff from Fox When it ended airing in 2014, the « 24 » franchise surpassed « Mission: Impossible » and « The Avengers » to become the longest-running TV show on the all time counterterrorism theme

The Wire (2002-08) Widely regarded as one of the greatest television shows of all time, “The Wire” provided insight into various Baltimore institutions and their relationship to the forces of the order Throughout its five seasons, the show has looked at the illicit drug trade, the port system, city government and bureaucracy, education and schools, as well as print media. While the series received poor Nielsen ratings, it was regularly praised for its realistic portrayal of society, politics and city life. President Barack Obama has declared « The Wire » to be his favorite television series and that « The Walking Dead » creator Robert Kirkman is also a huge fan – so much so that he has researched many alumni of « Wire. « for his own show, including Seth Gilliam, Chad Coleman and Lawrence Gilliard Jr

Parks and Recreation (2009-15) This political mockery by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur took viewers to the small town of Pawnee, Indiana, where Amy Poehler played the eternally optimistic Deputy Director Leslie Knopes. Pawnee Parks and Recreation department Chris Pratt – now one of Hollywood’s greatest actors – made his debut in the series, as did Aziz Ansari, who went on to create and star in the famous Netflix series « Master of None « 

The Good Wife (2009-16) / The Good Fight (2017-present) Julianne Margulies starred in this acclaimed legal and political drama, which critics have called “the last big TV drama.” The show followed a stay-at-home mom who returned to the workforce as a lawyer after her husband was caught up in a sex and corruption scandal The show won five Emmy Awards, several international remakes, and accolades for its portrayal of the relationship between technology and the law, which has led some critics to call it « the most tech-savvy show on television »

« The Good Wife » gave birth to « The Good Fight », which stars Christine Baranski and currently exists on CBS All Access

Borgen (2010-13) This Danish political drama became an international hit for its portrayal of Denmark’s first female Prime Minister, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen Described by The New York Times as a « darker Nordic version of » The West Wing «  », the show was acclaimed for its originality, strong female characters and portrayal of Danish politics

Homeland (2011-present) This Showtime spy thriller series stars Claire Danes as a bipolar CIA agent The first two seasons have received universal acclaim, with a 2011 Golden Globe and Emmy 2012 for Best Drama, and President Barack Obama is a known fan of the series Like « 24 » before it, « Homeland » also faced a fair amount of controversy over its portrayals of torture and US-Middle East relations (Lebanon reportedly threatened to continue the show in 2011)

Scandal (2011-18) For 124 episodes and seven seasons, this Shondaland show took viewers into the world of crisis management in Washington DC The show starred Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope – who became the first African-American star in a network drama in nearly four decades when she was cast for the series The show is recognized as ushering in a new era of interactive television, thanks to the distribution’s habit of live tweeting the show as it airs.

Veep (2012-19) HBO’s brilliant political satire – depicting the inner workings of the vice president’s office, then president’s office – won six Emmy Awards for prominent woman Julia Louis-Dreyfus

« Veep » ended earlier this year, and we’re still trying to be okay with it

House of Cards (2013-18) Five years before Netflix dethroned HBO as the most nominated platform for the 2018 Emmys, the streaming service entered the scene and became a household name when this extremely popular debuted The show earned 33 Emmy nominations for its portrayal of Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and wife Claire Underwood (Robin Wright)

In 2018, « House of Cards » faced a potential fatal blow when Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct He was fired from the show and Wright took first place on the call sheet – and the country – for one last round

The Americans (2013-18) This critically acclaimed FX series starred Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as secret KGB spies posing as a married couple in the 1980s America’s show ‘recently ended after six seasons – and over the course of its run, Russell and Rhys became a real couple and tied the knot offscreen Although the show was largely ignored by the Television Academy for most of its run, « The Americans » won Emmys for writing and Rhys in her dying breath

Madam Secretary (2014-2019) This CBS political drama stars Téa Leoni as a former CIA official and political science professor turned secretary of state.It has been hailed by critics – and some pointed questions over whether Leoni’s Elizabeth McCord is a replacement for Hillary Clinton

The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-present) Based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel, this dystopian drama was immediately hailed when it aired last year and became the first series from a streaming service to catch. an Emmy for Outstanding Drama The series depicts a futuristic America where a totalitarian society subjects fertile women, called « servants », to childbearing bondage Some critics have drawn parallels between the series and Donald Trump’s America

The Politician (2019-present) Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix series stars Ben Platt as a young man whose lifelong dream is to become POTUS, and although the first two installments revolve around certain campaigns low stakes – season 1 a race to become student body president and season 2 a battle for a seat in the New York State Senate – « American Horror Story » mastermind uses satire to make serious comments on American politicians and their biased priorities

The Comey Rule (2020) Based on the memoir of former FBI Director James Comey, “A Higher Loyalty,” Showtime’s two-part miniseries chronicled the chaotic election of 2016 – giving supporters Hillary Clinton PTSD in the process – and an even more insane start to the Trump presidency Jeff Daniels played the role of Comey, who was sacked by Trump months after starting his presidency, while the Irish actor Brendan Gleeson donned orange makeup and wig to represent the 45th president This is mostly because he paints a sitting president extremely badly (and possibly illegally) less than 2 months before he tries to get re-elected

The Crown (2016-present) Is this the British Royal Family? Yes of course But Peter Morgan’s Netflix series is a dramatized narration of historic moments in Queen Elizabeth II’s decades-long reign that impacted the entire world in It, along with all the juicy business, betrayals and scandals. give « The Crown » exactly what it needs to take on US political TV series

TV shows have been in politics for decades – take a look at the culturally significant ones

TV shows have been in politics for decades Long before « The Crown » and « House of Cards » hit the small screen, viewers were able to experience presidential campaigns, senior officials in the White House and the Counterterrorism World with Shows Like « Yes, Minister » and « Tanner ’88 » Take a look back at the most important political TV shows of all time

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World News – UK – Hugh Laurie is a wacky politician in the trailer for the PBS thriller ‘ Roadkill ‘



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