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‘The Plot Against America’: HBO unveils miniseries with Winona Ryder, John Turturro

/ 05:44 PM February 02, 2020

Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”) and John Turturro (“The Name of the Rose”) will top the bill in the adaptation of Philip Roth’s alternate history novel, “The Plot Against America”, whose first episode will air on March 16 on HBO in the United States.

Hot on the heels of “The Man in the High Castle”, which recently ended on Amazon Prime Video, HBO is launching another rewrite of the history of World War II, which has been produced by David Simon, the creator of “The Wire”.

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“The Plot Against America”, which has been adapted from the eponymous 2004 alternate history novel by Roth, explores what might have happened in the U.S. if the aviator and Nazi sympathizer Charles Lindbergh had defeated Franklin D. Roosevelt in the presidential election of 1940. The miniseries follows a Jewish family in New Jersey and the rise of fascism in the country, which is accompanied by a wave of antisemitism that puts the lives of American Jews at risk.

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Comprising six episodes, the miniseries was co-produced by the Roth alongside the series creators, screenplay writers and producers Simon and Ed Burns (“The Deuce”, “The Wire”).

Zoe Kazan (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”), Morgan Spector (“Homeland”, “Boardwalk Empire”), Ben Cole (“Hunters”, “Sense8”), Anthony Boyle (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”) and David Krumholtz (“The Deuce”) also feature in the cast. RGA

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