Succession star Matthew Macfadyen and Michael Shannon have been solid in Demise by Lightning, a brand new Netflix collection from Recreation of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Demise by Lightning is a dramatic retelling of the rise of US President James Garfield (Shannon) and his assassination by the hands of Charles Guiteau (Macfadyen). The collection was created by showrunner Mike Makowsky (Unhealthy Schooling), with Matt Ross (Captain Implausible) directing. Benioff and Weiss will function govt producers alongside fellow GoT producer Bernie Caulfield.
Right here’s the official logline: “Demise by Lightning is a drama collection that brings to life the epic and stranger-than-fiction true story of James Garfield, reluctant twentieth president of the US, and his biggest admirer Charles Guiteau — the person who would come to kill him.”
The venture is predicated on Candice Millard’s 2011 e book, Future of the Republic: A Story of Insanity, Drugs and the Homicide of a President. It marks the most recent present to come back out of Benioff and Weiss’ five-year, $250 million take care of Netflix after the extremely anticipated sci-fi collection 3 Physique Downside.