Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question from the audience during their presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Donald Trump listens as Hillary Clinton answers a question at town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis. Photo by Rick Wilking via Reuters

In late October 2016, a “Mormon mystic and perpetually tired dad” in Bellingham, Washington, tweeted: “Someday, someone is going to adapt the 2016 election into a miniseries and (hopefully) none of our children will believe it.”

Your prediction is their demand, Capybara Archivist.

Filmmaker Mark Boal and producer Megan Ellison are planning a miniseries on the presidential race, reports Deadline.

“Hugo Lindgren, a former editor of the New York Times magazine who now is president of Page 1, is assembling a group of investigative journalists in New York and Washington D.C. as contributors to the project,” Deadline says. “Boal expects to write a script for the series.

Boal was writer and producer of “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Hurt Locker. Ellison worked on a Serial podcast about American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl.

The miniseries project is still in early stages, with no broadcast outlet told, Deadline said.

But the election-as-miniseries idea was a recurring thought in 2016.

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