As the 2016 election approached and passed, President Obama was very quiet about the Republican nominee and eventual President-Elect Donald Trump, and that silence lasted throughout President Trump’s presidency. It’s only been in recent months that President Obama began to actively criticize the Trump administration. Apparently, though, the gloves are now off; the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions is reportedly pairing with comedian Adam Conover to produce a comedy series about the transition to the Trump administration.
Adam Conover, best known for the TruTV series Adam Ruins Everything, will produce a sketch comedy series for streaming on Netflix that is “based on the chaotic transition of power when Donald Trump became president in 2016.” The show is titled The G Word with Adam Conover, and is reportedly inspired by the Michael Lewis book The Fifth Risk. The book “takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its leaders through willful ignorance and greed,” according to its synopsis, and “vividly unspools the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works.”
Vanity Fair reports that The G Word will be “part documentary, part comedy sketch,” which sounds a lot like Conover’s Adam Ruins Everything series, which investigates specific topics and then explains them through a combination of cited facts and sketch comedy.