PRESIDENT TRUMP has been such a comedic boon to Stephen Colbert that the late-night host is expanding his Trump portfolio.
Variety reports that Showtime has signed on for a still-untitled animated series based on the current White House, with Colbert serving as executive producer.
Colbert not only saw his CBS show eclipse Jimmy Fallon’s NBC late-night show after Trump became president; he also has a long-standing appreciation of animated satire, from his “Tek Jansen” cartoon shorts on his old Comedy Central show to his voice work for “Saturday Night Live’s” “TV Funhouse” feature, the “Ambiguously Gay Duo.”
The 10-episode series will air this fall with a short turnaround window, to spoof timely headlines, Variety reports.
“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,” said Colbert, according to the Hollywood trade. “I’ve seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA.”
The new series was spawned by the animated Trump character that has appeared on Colbert’s “Late Show.”