After beating Jimmy Fallon in late night ratings for several weeks and scoring an Emmy nomination for his CBS show, Stephen Colbert has another reason to celebrate. HuffPost reports that the late night host will help create an animated cartoon about President Donald Trump for Showtime. Um, yes, please!
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is known for its recurring segment featuring a cartoon Trump often interacting with the host about recent political news. The animated president first appeared on Colbert’s election special last November and is likely a strong factor in what’s been a solid year for the show so far.
“I know a lot of people wanted to do this, and I’m honored that the Cartoon President invited our documentary crew into his private world,” Colbert joked in a statement. “I’ve seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA.”
The currently untitled cartoon already has 10 episodes on the way and is expected to incorporate ongoing political events into its episodes. According to Showtime’s Twitter, Colbert and his showrunner Chris Licht will serve as the series’s executive producers.
A statement from Showtime calls the cartoon “a workplace comedy where the office happens to be oval.” Anyone from Trump’s family to Cabinet members could make an appearance in animated form, doing what the network calls giving “insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian."
I’m *so* ready for this The Office-meets-South Park mashup. Do you think Colbert will ask Alec Baldwin to voice Trump?