Pod Save America is making the leap to television. The political podcast, started by four former aides to President Barack Obama, will create four hour-long television specials for HBO centered on the 2018 midterm elections. The shows will be recorded from the campaign trail as they track the critical midterm races. Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor issued a joint statement from their Crooked Media company:
“The best part of Pod Save America is taking the show on the road and meeting activists, candidates and people who are getting involved in politics for the first time. They know that the 2018 midterms are the most important elections of our lifetime, and the energy and excitement on the campaign trail is infectious. We are so grateful that HBO is taking a chance on us, even though these live shows will have so few dragons and sex robots.”
HBO recently aired a TV special for the podcast 2 Dope Queens, signaling that the prestige network is joining the rest of Hollywood in finding inspiration from audio.