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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

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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