Kevin Spacey is heading back to the White House for another stellar political drama series – or so it sounds.
The actor, director and producer has signed a deal to develop a Downton Abbey meets House of Cards drama called The Resident.
Based on Kate Andersen Brower’s non-fiction book of the same name, the show will follow the relationships between White House staff and the various First Families who come to live in the famous address over the course of several administrations.
The Resident is being eyed for US cable, where it will join a host of successful politico dramas currently on TV across the pond including Veep, Madam Secretary, Scandal and The Brink.
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It is not known yet whether Spacey will star in the series himself, having agreed the deal between his company Trigger Street Productions and Fox 21 and 20th Century Fox Television.
The actor’s producing partner Dana Brunetti said: “Kevin and I are always looking to align Trigger Street with entities that understand what we expect to accomplish and how to maximize all resources to produce the best content possible.
“Our past and current projects demonstrate how we do things differently and partner with who we feel are the best at what they do. Trigger Street and Fox have the makings of a powerful team, and we look forward to our upcoming projects.”
Fox New anchor Megyn Kelly will executive produce the project in her first scripted TV debut.Reuse content