The political documentary series The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth will return for a second season to tackle Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, Showtime announced Monday.
The real-time groundbreaking series, hosted by New York Times bestselling co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, originally premiered in January 2016 and covered important events in the historic 2016 election, including Super Tuesday, the debates, and the election itself.
This season will turn its focus to the “riveting and unprecedented events unfolding — both inside and outside the Beltway — in President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office,” according to a press release.
“During the historic drama of the 2016 election, The Circus was a compulsively watchable series, providing unparalleled access and critical insight,” David Nevins, president and CEO of Showtime networks said in a statement. “Presented weekly in real time, the show was also a breakthrough for documentaries on television. Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, and Mark McKinnon are some of the most respected and compelling voices in politics, and given the breathtaking pace of developments in the Trump presidency, we are pleased to be able to get them back on the air with new episodes.”
McKinnon, who served as a host in season 1, will return as a producer, making occasional guest appearances.
The Circus will return Sunday, March 19 at 8 p.m. ET on Showtime.