Russell Crowe's Roger Ailes redefines television news in The Loudest Voice teaser

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe's Roger Ailes redefines television news in The Loudest Voice teaser

You won't have to wait much longer to see Oscar victor Russell Crowe transform into Fox News founder Roger Ailes: Showtime's Ailes-centered miniseries The Loudest Voice will debut Sunday, June 30 at 10/9c, TVLine has learned.

In today's politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, molding Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. (He's also shown sexually harassing host Gretchen Carlson, played in the series by Naomi Watts.) His physical transformation recalls Christian Bale's turn as Dick Cheney in Adam McKay's Vice.

The series is based on Gabriel Sherman's book The Loudest Voice in the Room, which thankfully isn't a biography celebrating what Ailes did to cable news and politics. To understand the events that led to the rise of Donald Trump, one must understand Ailes. The series will also focus on the sexual harassment scandals that forced Ailes's ouster from the network. Sherman, who conducted interviews with more than 600 individuals for his book, wrote the first episode with Spotlight director and Oscar-winner Tom McCarthy.

The seven-episode limited series The Loudest Voice premieres on Showtime on June 30th. Guest stars include Josh Charles as Casey Close, Gretchen Carlson's husband and Josh Stamberg as former Fox executive, Bill Shine.

They continued: 'The series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down'.

The project is a co-production from Showtime and independent studio Blumhouse Television (Sharp Objects, The Normal Heart). Executive producers on the series include Crowe, McCarthy, Alex Metcalf and Jason Blum, as well as Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse TV, Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions and Kari Skogland.

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