The Plot Against America (miniseries)

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The Plot Against America
Based onThe Plot Against America
by Philip Roth
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Original networkHBO

The Plot Against America is an upcoming American drama television miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Philip Roth, that is set to premiere on HBO.


The Plot Against America imagines "an alternate American history told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in Newark, New Jersey, as they watch the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who becomes president and turns the nation toward fascism."[1]



On November 8, 2018, it was announced that HBO had given a series order consisting of six episodes to a television miniseries adaptation of Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America. David Simon and Ed Burns were expected to write the series in addition to executive producing alongside Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Nina Noble, Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, Susan Goldberg, and Roth. Dennis Stratton was also set to serve as a co-executive producer. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Annapurna Pictures and Blown Deadline Productions.[1][2][3] In April 2019, Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, John Turturro, Anthony Boyle, Azhy Robertson, and Caleb Malis joined the cast of the series.[4]


Filming took place in Jersey City[5] at Temple Beth-El and in the Greenville shopping district May 2019.[6] Shooting also took place in Newark in June[7] and Elizabeth. Shooting was also done in New York City in May and June 2019[8]. Additional shooting took place in Washington, D.C. and East Orange (Sunnyside Terrace) in June 2019.


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2018). "HBO Orders 'The Plot Against America' Miniseries From David Simon & Ed Burns". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 8, 2018). "David Simon's 'Plot Against America' Miniseries Lands at HBO With Production Commitment". Variety. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 8, 2018). "David Simon Fascism Drama 'The Plot Against America' a Go at HBO". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (April 10, 2019). "'The Plot Against America': Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector Among 7 Cast In HBO Miniseries". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  5. ^ McDonald, Terrence T. (8 March 2019). "HBO series based on Philip Roth's 'The Plot Against America' to film in Jersey City". Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  6. ^ Kofsky, Jared (2019-04-16). "HBO Prepares to Film 'The Plot Against America' on Jersey City's MLK Drive". Jersey Digs. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  7. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy (2019-04-16). "See Newark go back to the 1940s for 'The Plot Against America' HBO series based on the Philip Roth novel". Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  8. ^ Steves, Ashley (23 May 2019). "NYC What's Filming: HBO Miniseries 'The Plot Against America,' Starring Winona Ryder". Retrieved 2019-06-23.