New HBO limited series 'The Plot Against America' debuts March 17


Posted at Mar 17 2020 01:02 PM

John Turtorro. Handout

MANILA -- The new limited series “The Plot Against America” starring Winona Ryder and John Turtorro is coming to HBO and HBO Go on Tuesday, March 17.

The series is based on the Philip Roth novel with the same title, which, according to its official synopsis, imagines an alternate American history during World War II.

It is 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.

In the series, Ryder plays Evelyn Finkel, the unmarried, older sister to Bess (Zoe Kazan) whose own plans were arrested by years of caring for her infirm mother and is hungry to find her own place in life.

Turturro, on the other hand, portrays Lionel Bengelsdorf, a politically conservative rabbi transplanted from Charleston, South Carolina who seizes the reins of history to become a key figure in the emergent Lindbergh administration.

Joining Ryder, Kazan and Turturro are Morgan Spector as Herman Levin, Anthony Boyle as Alvin Levin, Azhy Robertson as ten-year-old Philip Levin, and Caleb Malis as Sandy Levin.

Supporting cast include David Krumholtz, Michael Kostroff and Jacob Laval.

Created by David Simon and Ed Burns, the six-part series will debut in Manila at the same time as in the US on March 17 at 9 a.m. with an encore telecast on the same day at 10 p.m.

New episode of “The Plot Against America” premieres every Monday at the same time.