Battleground is Hulu’s first original scripted web-series. It is a mockumentary about a state senate campaign in Wisconsin. Battleground is a comedy with a few poignant or serious moments here and there. The show focuses on the campaign manager, a few staff members, and a young volunteer. New episodes on Tuesdays!
I love politics; I’m a huge West Wing nerd. And I especially love political satire: In the Loop, The Thick of It, Dr. Strangelove, even some aspects of Parks and Rec hit the mark.
Another political show on the horizon is Veep. Coming to HBO in April, it stars Julia Louis Dreyfus as the Vice President (and Anna Chlumsky from My Girl and In the Loop and Tony Hale from Arrested Development). The show is sure to be hilarious, due to Armando Iannucci’s involvement (creator of The Thick of It). Here is the new trailer:
PS: Jack De Sena from Dorm Life plays Cole Graner in Battlefield! What a small world!