Political TV series to be filmed in D.M. next week
A political TV series about five young reporters working the presidential campaign trail will film in Des Moines next week, according to Produce Iowa, the state agency that controls media production.
Produced by Fox News anchor Megyn Kelley and Michael De Luca, one of the producers of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, the series, titled “Embeds,” will follow journalists “who are way over their heads as they find themselves shaping the future of the country on the rough-and-tumble presidential campaign trail,” according to a press release Tuesday.
“The producers (are) writing the state of Iowa into the script as a major character,” Produce Iowa Executive Producer Liz Gilman said in a statement. The Produce Iowa office helped the “facilitate the production” after being approached by the producers about a month ago, she added.
The show was created by Scott Conroy, co-author of “Sarah from Alaska,” a biography of Sarah Palin, and Peter Hamby, the head of news at Snapchat, who met while covering the 2008 presidential campaign.
“With current election coverage more intense than ever, the duo saw a timely opportunity to explore the world of embedded campaign-trail journalism with a scripted TV show,” the release stated.
Megyn Kelly finally got her interview with Donald Trump as the pair discussed his comments about women, his polarizing messages, and of course, their feud.
“Embeds” will air on Go90, a Verizon-owned streaming service, which ordered six 30-minute episodes of the show.
Each episode will be filmed in Iowa, “which will make a significant economic impact,” according to the release.
Creators hope to have the first episode available by Election Day, the release said.