NOT A JOKE: CBS is Doing a TV Drama About Eric Holder’s Life

Eric Holder

CBS is doing all they can to rewrite history and lionize the criminals who emboldened the Obama presidency. They are shooting a new series that dramatizes the life and career of former attorney general Eric Holder, and no, it isn’t titled “The Fast and the Furious.”

Holder may be remembered for his role in multiple Obama-era scandals, but those will be ignored in the series “Main Justice,” currently under production for possible airing this fall.

“Main Justice” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, Pirates of the Caribbean) and stars Bokeem Woodbine as Holder. However, producers are aware of the potential backlash of a show that glorifies Holder, so his name will be changed to Miles Blair. Holder will be a producer on the show, with his name prominently displayed in the show credits, so it will be clear who the “hero” of the show really is.

Eric Holder

CBS describes the show as “Inspired by the life and work of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The U.S. Attorney General takes viewers into the tumultuous world of the Department of Justice where he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country.”

The show has not officially been picked up as a series, but considering the star power involved in the project, and the subject matter, CBS is likely to give it a platform.

The cast also includes Timothy Hutton, Peter Gallagher, Deborah Ayorinde, and Aubrey Dollar.

Deadline reports.

Written by Sascha Penn, Main Justice centers around Miles Blair (Woodbine), the recently sworn-in U.S. Attorney General. The show takes us into the tumultuous world of the 5th floor of the Department of Justice where he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position. Miles Blair’s years of experience as a beat cop and ultimately as Detroit’s Police Commissioner have made him pragmatic, tough and grounded. It’s trial by fire when he takes the reins in Washington.

Main Justice hails from CBS Television Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Holder and Penn executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer TV’s Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed.

Woodbine landed an Emmy nomination for Fargo in 2016.

By contrast, similar stories from Republicans are often overlooked and rarely get the Hollywood treatment. Trump HUD Secretary Ben Carson grew up in poverty to become a world famous surgeon, is perhaps the only exception. His life story was dramatized in a TNT TV movie, but that was before he entered politics and revealed to be a conservative Republican.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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