HBO’s ‘Plot Against America’ Trailer: Alternate Timeline Sees Charles Lindbergh and ‘Jew-Haters’ Take Over U.S. (Video)

Limited series from David Simon and Ed Burns premieres March 16

Last Updated: February 18, 2020 @ 6:17 PM

HBO dropped the trailer for “The Plot Against America” on Tuesday, its upcoming limited series from David Simon and Ed Burns based on Philip Roth’s acclaimed novel of the same name.

According to the premium cable channel, the six-part show, which premieres Monday, March 16 at 9/8c, “imagines an alternate American history during World War II, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism.”

In the 2-minute, 33-second trailer, which you can view above, that Jewish family, the Levins, becomes increasingly concerned about what their lives will be like if and when Charles Lindbergh (played by Ben Cole) is elected the president of the United States. Turns out he does beat out FDR to become the 33rd POTUS — and he and his followers are not on the side of the Jewish people.

“This is my country!” Morgan Spector’s Herman Levin shouts. “Not anymore! It is the Jew-haters’. It is the America Firsters’. It’s their country,” his wife, Elizabeth (Zoe Kazan), shouts back.

Along with Kazan and Spector, the series stars Winona Ryder and John Turturro.

“The Plot Against” America premieres Monday, March 16 at 9/8c on HBO.

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