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Showtime developing modern-day second U.S. civil war drama

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Just in time for Election Day: Showtime is developing an ambitious new series that chronicles a modern-day U.S. civil war.

Titled Anthem, the project looks at what happens when partisan politics goes to the extreme. The official logline: “This is a series about an unraveling: about what happens when our political system collapses under the weight of mistrust and partisan division. The pilot begins on a typical presidential election day. When it ends, America is on the brink of a second civil war.”

The project is from executive producer and former Obama White House speechwriter Jon Lovett (1600 Penn) and executive producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders).