Showtime announces special one-hour episode of 'Our Cartoon President' that focuses on midterm elections
Titled 'Our Cartoon President: Election Special 2018,' the episode will feature the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Vladimir Putin, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama
Showtime's 'Our Cartoon President' has announced a special one-hour episode titled 'Our Cartoon President: Election Special 2018' that will deal with the looming midterm elections in November. The episode will feature the cartoon President Donald Trump alongside some of his closest advisors, including Rudy Giuliani, Russian president Vladimir Putin, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and "an unforgettable balloon ride."
The series is executive produced by multiple Emmy Award winner Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, as well as showrunner R.J. Fried and "follows the true-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members." Based on a recurring segment from Colbert's late night talk show 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' it first premiered on the network in February this year.
The premise for 'Our Cartoon President' says it looks to open "the White House doors for an 'all access' look of a typical day in Trump's world, examining quintessentially Trumpian details of the presidency and his most important relationships. It's a world in which no one is safe, from close family and confidants to key political figures of both parties and members of the media."
According to an official description for the special, "The political satire teams the cartoon president with his son Donald Jr. to help Republicans win the midterm election and save America from the grips of Democracy." The special episode as a whole will focus on cartoon Trump's deepening concerns about what he fears will be a Democratic blue wave and the impending threat of impeachment hanging over his head as Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 elections gathers steam. It will premiere on Sunday, November 4, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
'Our Cartoon President' is produced by CBS Television Studios. Tim Luecke serves as lead animator and co-executive producer. Matt Lappin serves as consulting producer.