Stephen Colbert’s recurring Late Show segment featuring an animated Donald Trump is becoming a TV show of its own. Showtime just announced that it’s ordered 10 episodes of a half-hour animated series executive produced by Colbert, Chris Licht, and Tim Luecke – who will also serve as lead animator – based on The Late Show’s “Cartoon Trump” segments. Here’s more from the press release:
Premiering on SHOWTIME this fall, the fresh, cutting-edge comedy will present the truish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants – family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros and anyone else straying into his orbit – intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian. It’s a workplace comedy where the office happens to be oval; it’s a character study in search of character, as seen through the eyes of an imaginary documentary crew.
Late Show writer Brian Stack has provided the voice for “Cartoon Trump” on both Colbert’s late night show and last year’s Showtime election special Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?, but Showtime has not yet revealed the voice cast for the upcoming series.
Check out a “Cartoon Trump” segment from last month below: