After reviving 24, the producers are reteaming for a drama entirely about the president of the United States. Fox has handed out a script commitment to POTUS, a drama from 24‘s Howard Gordon, Many Coto and Evan Katz.
POTUS is described as a topical and high-intensity drama that follows an American president frustrated with politics as usual who decides to play by his own rules. Part wish-fulfillment and part cautionary tale, the drama tells the story of a man with good intensions who ultimately becomes corrupted by power.
Sleepy Hollow‘s Sam Chalsen and Cybernatural‘s Nelson Greaves will pen the script and co-executive produce the 20th Century Fox Television drama. Gordon, via his 20th-based Teakwood Lane banner, will exec produce alongside Coto and Katz, who will supervise.
POTUS marks Teakwood’s fourth sale this development season and second at Fox, which also has the company’s Rand Ravich take on Frankenstein. Teakwood also has Human Resources at NBC and Midnight Mission at CBS.