He then enacts a series of escalating policies in an effort to forcibly "Americanize" Jewish citizens. (In truth, Lindbergh never ran for president, but he did have a large political following, was sympathetic to Nazi Germany, held anti-Semitic views, and was a frequent Roosevelt critic).
It is completely reckless to declare an awards race over after simply viewing a trailer, but upon the premiere of HBO’s first The Plot Against America trailer it wouldn’t be a dumb bet to assume it might dominate the Limited Series category at the next Emmys.
The plot reimagines the events of the 1940 elections in which the legendarily progressive Franklin Delano Roosevelt is defeated in a landslide by the celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh, running as an isolationist Republican.
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After all, it’s one of TV’s greatest modern auteurs, The Wire’s David Simon, adapting a major work from one of America’s most celebrated novelists, Philip Roth.
It will face competition from the Nicole Kidman-led The Undoing (also on HBO), Netflix’s Unbelievable, Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, Apple’s Defending Jacob with Chris Evans, FX’s star-studded Mrs.