As Netflix preps to launch Lilyhammer next month, it’s first original series, Hulu is preparing to do the same withBattleground. In an election year, the show seems timely appropriate, as it is focused on the campaign race for a fictional Senator. Produced by Marc Webb, and directed by J.D. Walsh, the series doesn’t look too groundbreaking, but pretty damn amusing. See the trailer for yourself:
The series has thirteen episodes, each 22 minutes long, with the first debuting on Valentine’s Day. Originally, Battlegroundwas supposed to be a show on FOX, receiving a script commitment, but declined to pick it up as a series.
Here’s the full synopsis:
By executive producers JD Walsh, Hagai Shaham (“The Details”), and Marc Webb (“The Amazing Spider-Man”, “500 Days of Summer”), Battleground is a workplace dramedy set in the world of political campaigns. Head campaign strategist Chris “Tak” Davis and his staff strive to win a Senate seat for their underdog candidate in a race with national consequences. It takes place in Wisconsin, a real battleground state, where Tak and his team manipulate the 24-hour news cycle, new media, and social networking to navigate the unpredictable ups and downs of state politics. All the while, a documentary crew exposes the behind-the-scenes chaos of idealistic twenty-somethings trying to make a difference.
What do you think?