THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA, a limited series based on the acclaimed Philip Roth novel of the same name, imagines an alternate American history during World War II, told through the eyes of a working-class Jewish family in New Jersey as they endure the political rise of Charles Lindbergh, an aviator-hero and xenophobic populist, who captures the presidency and turns the nation toward fascism. Created by frequent collaborators David Simon and Ed Burns (HBO's "The Wire" and "Generation Kill"), the six-part limited series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA debuts MONDAY, MARCH 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
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Did You Know?
, one of America's most honored novelists and the author of the novel upon which this series is based, actually grew up in the Weequahic neighborhood of Newark, as does the fictional Levin family here. And in sync with the series' main characters, Roth's father's name was Herman, his mother was Elizabeth (known as Bess), and he had an older brother named Sanford, or Sandy for short. Roth was born in 1933, and would have been 7 at the time of this imagining. Roth, who died at age 85 in 2018, was sometimes referred to as "The Bard of Newark." Apart from this series, at least seven feature films have also been based on his novels. See more