Kevin Spacey, CNN Partner for 2016 Series Race to the White House

In the first move to collapse the distance between reality and House of Cards that could only end with him running for office, Kevin Spacey, better known to Acela corridor binge-watchers as President Frank Underwood, will produce and narrate a six-part series for CNN called Race to the White House, set to air in 2016.

“Using previously unseen archive footage, interviews with key players and dramatic recreations, each episode narrated by Spacey will tell the story of one campaign for the Presidency of the United States,” CNN wrote in a release Monday.

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“Each hour will tell the story of a four-year, no-holds-barred battle to become the most powerful person in the world, culminating in a single night of heart pounding tension. From powerful campaign speeches to the dirty tricks and Machiavellian schemes, Race for the White House will capture the drama of how a high-stakes presidential election can turn on a single issue and so much more.”

The project of one of a dozen original series greenlighted by president Jeff Zucker in a move away from 24-hour news and commentary. Two new shows, Finding Jesus and Bill Weir’s The Wonder List, debuted a fortnight ago to encouraging ratings.

Rumors that Spacey was underrated in The Ref went unconfirmed at press time.

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