Showtime Greenlights Stephen Colbert White House Toon

Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert

Because if there’s one thing Americans haven’t seen enough on television, it’s the 45th PotUS. Showtime has given the go-ahead for an animated mockumentary series set in today’s White House. The untitled 10-episode series is created by Stephen Colbert, who will executive produce with Late Show showrunner Chris Licht. CBS Television Studios is producing.

Produced with a tight turn-around in order to lampoon the latest news from Washington, the show will present the “tru-ish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants — family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros, and anyone else straying into his orbit — intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian,” per a statement from Showtime.

“I know a lot of people wanted to do this, and I’m honored that the Cartoon President invited our documentary crew into his private world. I’ve seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA,” Colbert joked.

The series is based on the animated intro to Colbert’s Emmy-nominated special Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night – Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t? and the cartoon caricature which has continued to pop up on The Late Show. The character’s co-creator, Tim Luecke, will be lead animator and co-EP on the show — it has not been confirmed whether writer-actor Brian Stack will continue to provide the voice.

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert