While Roseanne Barr cozies up to POTUS 45 and his base, her ex-husband is wading into the swamp. Viceland has handed a series order to The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold, in which the titular comic actor is taking his activism off Twitter and putting it into real life.
Tom Arnold announced to series today on Howard Stern’s satellite radio show — a favorite stop of pre-politics Donald Trump and a trove of recorded banter between the two media-obsessed New Yorkers. The cable net has begun production on the eight-episode series for a premiere later this year. Watch a promo for the show above.
The logline: After the October 2016 revelation of the Access Hollywood tape that featured reality show host-turned-presidential candidate-turned President Trump making misogynist remarks, speculation ran rampant that other similar (or worse) tapes were “out there” — from The Apprentice outtakes and Miss Universe footage all the way to the infamous “Russia dossier” tape.
Through it all, one determined man has contended that not only these tapes exist but they need to be seen and heard. The series follows Arnold as he uses his network of connections to search for the truth behind these elusive recordings of Trump. Along the way, he will look into the network of powerful people and companies who have kept these revelatory and potentially damaging recordings under lock and key.
“Nobody thought I could ever be an investigative journalist, but then again, nobody thought Donald Trump could be president,” Arnold said in announcing the series on The Howard Stern Show. “Let’s hope this marks the end of both our new careers.”
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