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Kevin Spacey, Megyn Kelly Are Working on Bringing You a Political Downton Abbey Called The Resident

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This could be fun: Busy-guy-slash-cat-person Kevin Spacey and his production company, Trigger Street, are developing a TV series that sounds like a more serious 1600 Penn meets a more political-oriented (and likely more contemporary) Downton Abbey. The show, which has Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly attached as a rookie co-executive producer, is called The Resident and will focus on the relationships between White House residence staffers (contrary to the title, there will be multiple!) and a series of First Families. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the project has its sights set on a cable destination; Trigger Street is producing the project, along with 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. This isn’t the only political project on Spacey’s docket, which also includes the Netflix gem House of Cards and Elvis & Nixon, a film about the two titular icons that, according to the Wrap, is set to debut in theaters later this year via Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street. (Also, although it’s not outright political, do not forget about the kitty cat thing.) Politics!

Spacey, Kelly Working on Political Downton Abbey