The four-part documentary series will focus on the troublesome relationship between the U.S. presidents and the FBI.
You can’t escape politics. No matter how hard you try or how much you claim to hate them, politics always find their way into our conversations and daily lives. Discussions come up in classes, at work, in meetings, at the dinner table, on the bus, anywhere you go. Everyone wants to know everyone else’s opinions on what’s happening in our country today.
Now we can dive deeper into the topic that everyone loves to hate with a new documentary series that is sure to answer some questions about the inner workings of the U.S. government, including what’s going on right now under the current authority of President Donald Trump.
Showtime has ordered a new docu-series (currently) titled Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI, which follows the lives of presidents, past and present, and their relationships with the FBI. Oscar winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief), is set to direct the final episode, which will be a feature-length special. Jed Rothstein (The China Hustle) will direct the first three.
The series is inspired by the 2012 publication Enemies: A History of the FBI, written by Tim Weiner. He is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize “for his reporting and writing on secret intelligence and national security.” The book follows the history of the FBI, from the fight against terrorism to the difficulties that come with dealing with the leaders of our country.
Showtime revealed the series is not just about current events, stating (via Decider) that “from Nixon and Hoover to Trump and Comey, each battle illuminates a different facet of our democracy and the rule of law.” The series will likely highlight events from the past that the book addresses, though viewers concerned about present matters will also get more than a history lesson.
Given the current state of our government, this seems like the perfect time to throw a series like this in production, as Deadline reports that Enemies will also look into “how the current investigation of the Trump administration might turn out.” Hopefully, through this series, we can learn through the mistakes of the past presidencies and government decisions when it comes to the President Trump’s methods.
Enemies will feature interviews with current and former officials and journalists who reported the groundbreaking stories being documented. The series will also show archived video footage from the historical events, as well as reconstructed scenes.
The series will premiere on Sunday, November 18th at 8 PM ET/PT.