Howard Gordon Developing Presidential Drama ‘POTUS’ for Fox

Fellow “24” alum Manny Coto and Evan Katz are also producing the project, about a president who decides to play by his own rules

Last Updated: October 31, 2014 @ 4:15 PM

Howard Gordon is heading to the White House for Fox yet again.

Gordon and his “24” cohorts Manny Coto and Evan Katz are developing a presidential drama, “POTUS,” for Fox, which has given a script order to the project.

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The project, produced by Teakwood Lane Production and Twentieth Century Fox Television, is described as a topical and high-intensity drama that follows an American President frustrated with politics as usual, who decides to play by his own rules. Part wish-fulfillment and part cautionary tale, the series tells the story of a man with good intentions who ultimately becomes corrupted by power.

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Gordon is executive producing “POTUS,” with Coto and Katz supervising/executive producing.

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This won’t be the first time that Gordon, Coto and Katz have tackled the topic of a fictional president. Their previous Fox series, “24,” which was revived earlier this year as “24: Live Another Day,” featured Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer in its original run and William Devane as President James Heller in its revival.

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