CNN, Kevin Spacey to Produce ‘Race for the White House’

CNN has tapped actor Keven Spacey to produce a six-part mini-series revolving around Presidental campaigns, the network said Monday.

Each episode of the Race for the White House series will focus on one Presidential campaign using previously unseen archive footage, interviews with key players and dramatic recreations, according to CNN. Spacey (House of Lies) will narrate each of the episodes as well as serve as executive producer along with Dana Brunetti.

The series will be co-produced by Raw and Trigger Street Productions.

 “We are absolutely thrilled to have Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti bring their world-class talent to CNN,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide 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."

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.