“Anyone outside of Fox is the enemy, and we do not talk about what we do,” Seth MacFarlane warns in the new trailer for Showtime’s “The Loudest Voice,” its series about former Fox News boss Roger Ailes
MacFarlane plays Brian Lewis, the former longtime Fox News public relations chief, in the upcoming miniseries detailing the inner workings of the cable news network during its meteoric rise under the ruthless and visionary leadership of Ailes.
Starring Russell Crowe as Ailes, the miniseries will also examine the sexual harassment accusations and monetary settlements that brought his Fox News tenure to an end.
“The Loudest Voice” premieres on Sunday, June 30 on Showtime.
In addition to Crowe, “The Loudest Voice” also stars Naomi Watts stars as Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host whose sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes opened the door for other women to follow with similar accusations. Simon McBurney plays legendary media titan Rupert Murdoch. MacFarlane, a frequent critic of Fox News, plays Lewis, Ailes’ closest confidante and supporter.
Sienna Miller and Josh Charles also appear, as Aisles’ wife, Beth, and Carlson’s husband, Casey Close, respectively.
Sherman co-wrote the initial episode of the series, co-produced by Showtime and Blumhouse Television, with Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”). Crowe and McCarthy also serve as executive producers alongside Alex Metcalf; Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold of Blumhouse Television; Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions; and Kari Skogland.