“Pod Save America” will be the latest podcast to make it’s way to TV when the political talk show becomes a series of HBO specials this fall.
The premium cable network announced on Thursday that Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor would be adapting their hit podcast into a series of hour-long specials focusing on the 2018 midterm elections.
“At a time when politics affect the lives of Americans more than ever before, ‘Pod Save America’ has brought fresh and thoughtful voices to the discussion,” said HBO President Casey Bloys. “We’re excited to share the irreverent and entertaining insights of these savvy observers with the HBO audience.”
“The best part of ‘Pod Save America’ is taking the show on the road and meeting activists, candidates and people who are getting involved in politics for the first time,” added Favreau, Lovett and Vietor in a statement. “They know that the 2018 midterms are the most important elections of our lifetime, and the energy and excitement on the campaign trail is infectious. We are so grateful that HBO is taking a chance on us, even though these live shows will have so few dragons and sex robots.”
The news comes just days after the premiere of HBO’s adaptation on the “2 Dope Queens” podcast from hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson.