Want to know what it’s like to cover candidates on the campaign trail?
Complex Networks’ Seriously.TV is set to debut “Embeds,” a scripted comedy set in the world of political media.
And the show is executive produced by someone with insider knowledge on the topic: Megyn Kelly, who recently announced she is leaving Fox for NBC News.
Michael De Luca and Scott Conroy join Kelly as executive producers for the series — which is inspired by Conroy’s and co-creator Peter Hamby’s experiences as journalists for CBS News and CNN on the road with Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin’s presidential campaigns.
The show’s first trailer (above) offers a first peek at the array of absurdities that can happen on the road during a candidate’s many stump stops.
“Embeds” premieres on Jan. 18 on mobile TV network go90.
It’s been quite a week for Kelly, who shocked the media industry when it was announced she would leave Fox News after 12 years for a new gig at NBC News. She turned down $100 million to leave Fox News and her role at NBC News is currently undefined.
Fox News moved quickly, naming Tucker Carlson her replacement in the coveted 9 p.m. timeslot in between ratings heavyweights Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity. “The Kelly File” finished 2016 as the second most-watched show in cable news, behind only “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“Embeds” would be smart to pull material from the real-life news network drama.
Kelly’s last night on Fox News is scheduled for tonight.
Check out the video above.