Sky Atlantic Sets September Premiere Date For ‘The Loudest Voice’ Starring Russell Crowe

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31 Jul 19

Sky Atlantic has set a September premiere date for miniseries The Loudest Voice, which sees Russell Crowe star as Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News.

Based on the bestselling book, ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’ by Gabriel Sherman, this seven-part limited series tells the story of Roger Ailes, the man behind the inception of Fox News. In today’s politically charged media landscape, no figure looms larger, even after his passing, than Roger Ailes, who moulded Fox News into a force that irrevocably changed the conversation about the highest levels of government. To understand the events that led to the rise of the modern Republican Party, one must understand Ailes. The upcoming limited series takes on that challenge, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party’s de facto leader, while also touching on defining events in Ailes’ life, including his experiences with world leaders that gave birth to Ailes’ political career and the sexual harassment accusations and settlements that brought his Fox News reign to an end. The series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.

Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, Golden Globe nominee Sienna Miller (‘Layer Cake’) as Ailes’ wife Elizabeth, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Seth MacFarlane (‘The Orville’, ‘Family Guy’) as former Fox News PR chief Brian Lewis, Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Simon McBurney (‘The Theory of Everything’) as News Corp leader Rupert Murdoch, Annabelle Wallis (‘Peaky Blinders’) as former Fox News booker Laurie Luhn and Aleksa Palladino (‘Boardwalk Empire’) as Ailes’ longtime assistant Judy Laterza.

Guest stars include Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Josh Charles (‘The Good Wife’) as Casey Close, Gretchen Carlson’s husband, and Josh Stamberg (‘The Affair’) as former Fox executive, Bill Shine. Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) directed multiple episodes.

The first episode of the limited series was written by Oscar winner Tom McCarthy (‘Spotlight’) and Sherman. The project is a co-production from Showtime and Blumhouse Television (‘Sharp Objects’, ‘Get Out’). In addition to Crowe, McCarthy serves as executive producer with Alex Metcalf and Emmy winner Jason Blum, as well as Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse Television, Liza Chasin of 3dot Productions and Kari Skogland.

The Loudest Voice‘ will premiere Thursday, 5th September 2019 at 2am on Sky Atlantic.