Frank Underwood, I mean, Kevin Spacey is set to narrate CNN’s new mini series, “Race for the White House,” announced the cable news network on Monday.
In addition to narrating, Spacey, who plays the Machiavellian President Underwood on Netflix’s popular political drama, “House of Cards,” will also be producing the six part series with Dana Brunetti, president of Trigger Street Productions. The docu-series will chronicle the stories of six presidential hopefuls and will include “interviews, archival footage and “dramatic recreations.””
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti bring their world-class talent to CNN,” said president of CNN Worldwide, Jeff Zucker, in a statement. “When we created the CNN Original Series brand, this is exactly the type of programming we had in mind and ‘Race for the White House’ will be the perfect complement to our coverage of the 2016 campaigns and election.”
Since 2013, CNN has been making a concerted effort to “differentiate” itself from daily newscasts with “original series” such as Anthony Bourdain‘s “Parts Unknown,” Morgan Spurlock “Inside Man,” and “The Wonder List” with Bill Weir, to name a few.