An inside chronicle of the formation, actions and fracture of The Lincoln Project comes to Showtime next month in the form of a five-part docuseries, the trailer for which has now been released.
Directed by Fisher Stevens (“Dirty Money”) and Karim Amer (“The Great Hack”), “The Lincoln Project” follows a veteran group of former GOP operatives and strategists known publicly as The Lincoln Project, the fastest-growing super PAC in America, as they take on the task of “saving democracy” and defeating their own party’s sitting president.
But while the documentary provides a closer look at the cutting-edge strategies and operations of The Lincoln Project leading up to the 2020 election, cameras are also present when the group is shaken by internal upheaval and scandal after co-founder John Weaver is accused by 21 men of sexual harassment. Steven Schmidt (who has since left the organization) is front and center for the docuseries alongside several other prominent members, offering a fly-on-the-wall look at the history of The Lincoln Project over the last several years.
The series will premiere on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and episodes will air back-to-back each Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. All five episodes will also release on demand and on streaming platforms for Showtime subscribers on Oct. 7.
The series is produced for Showtime by The Othrs in association with Bloomfish Productions and Impact Partners. Producers are Alexander Hyde, Mikaela Beardsley, Allison Berg, Judy Korin and Amy Redford. Executive producers are Karim Amer, Fisher Stevens, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Nina and David Fialkow, Lyn Davis Lear, Vijay Vaidyanathan and Jamie Wolf. Fremantle will distribute the series internationally.