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Showtime has (already) optioned a book about Biden’s win for television.

Corinne Segal

December 3, 2020, 2:58pm

Joe Biden’s presidency has not yet begun, so one might think it would be too soon to start planning its depiction on television. Think again! Less than a month after Biden’s win, Showtime has optioned an upcoming book by John Heilemann, who has covered the President-elect for more than 30 years.

Heilemann’s book will be published by Simon & Schuster. According to Deadline, it will focus on the 2020 election and aftermath:

It will be a first-hand account of Biden’s triumph, both against a sprawling field of Democratic rivals and then Donald Trump.

Heilemann has known and covered Biden and his family for more than three decades, in print and on television. The forthcoming book will be based both on that unique history and Heilemann’s reporting on the 2020 campaign.

Heilemann, a notably busy person—he is an analyst for MSNBC and NBC News, in addition to previously authoring the books Game Change and Double Down—said of the upcoming book: “The story of how, against all odds and against the apocalyptic backdrop of America in 2020, Biden rallied in the winter of his life to defeat Trumpand, in the eyes of many, to save the countryis one of the great political tales of this or any age, and I’m thrilled to have a chance to tell it.”

[via Deadline]

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