Based on the best-selling book, The Loudest Voice In The Room, by Gabriel Sherman, this upcoming seven-part limited Showtime series dramatizes the rise of FOX News and the sexual harassment scandal that rocked the conservative network and took down founder Roger Ailes.
In today’s politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, who molded FOX News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of the modern Republican Party, one must understand Ailes. The upcoming limited series takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while also touching on defining events in Ailes’ life, including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. The series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.
Russell Crowe steps in to play Ailes. He’s joined by Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson and Sienna Miller as Roger‘s wife Elizabeth. Also starring in the series are Seth MacFarlane as Brian Lewis, Simon McBurney as Rupert Murdoch, Annabelle Wallis as Laurie Luhn and Aleksa Palladino as Roger‘s longtime assistant Judy Laterza.
The Loudest Voice premieres on Showtime on June 30 at 10pm. Check out the trailer below.