David Simon announces fictional miniseries about the rise of fascism and antisemitism in America

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News—Philip Roth died earlier this year, leaving behind a legacy of novels that are likely to be celebrated for generations to come, and a whole bunch of film adaptations that, well, not so much. (Looking at you, The Human Stain.) Now, Deadline reports that HBO and David Simon will be giving one of Roth’s better-known 21st century works the TV miniseries treatment instead, adapting The Plot Against America, a fictional work about the rise of fascist political leaders and antisemitic fervor in the...

HBO Orders David Simon Fascism Drama ‘The Plot Against America’. While David Simon’s drama series The Deuce was just renewed for a third and final season, the talented The Wire creator is already setting up another project at the pay cable network. Per THR, HBO has made a production commitment to Simon’s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Plot Against America, which will be a six-episode miniseries. This is expected to be Simon’s next project after he wraps The Deuce. The novel was published in 2004 and imagines an alternate history in which Franklin D....