Clay Aiken may not have won a seat in the House of Representatives after Tuesday’s election results, but he did score a four-hour docuseries on Esquire, according to a release sent to the media.
After the “American Idol” runner-up’s defeat was confirmed, the network revealed that camera crews had been following Aiken throughout his congressional campaign. Cousins Simon and Jonathan Chinn, through their company Lightbox filmed from his candidacy announcement in February through his defeat on Tuesday.
“We were granted incredible access during the making of this documentary, and in turn were able to capture the internal workings of an American campaign — the good, the bad and the ugly,” said Simon Chinn in a statement.
“Ultimately, this series is a raw and honest look at American politics through an incredibly unique and compelling candidate,” said Matt Hanna, Esquire Network’s head of original programming. “The opportunity to work with amazing documentarians Simon and Jonathan Chinn, gave Esquire Network the perfect opportunity to explore politics and its intersection with celebrity.”
Representatives for Esquire’s parent company NBCUniversal and Lightbox did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
The currently untitled documentary is produced by Lightbox’s Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn and Mitchell Tanen. It is scheduled to premiere in early 2015.