There’s always two sides to a story, and nothing showcases the dark side of mainstream news quite like Stan’s latest release, ‘The Loudest Voice’.
Premiering on July 1, the seven-part series explores the life of controversial Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Academy Award winner Russell Crowe.
Based on the book titled ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’ by Gabriel Sherman, the show follows Ailes’ transformation from television producer to political mogul and news kingpin, as well as the behind-the-curtains exploits that eventually led him to stepping down from his position within Fox News.
The Loudest Voice also stars Naomi Watts as former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson, Seth McFarlane (Family Guy) as former Fox News PR Chief Brian Lewis and Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything) as Rupert Murdoch, with both Crowe and Sherman stepping in to produce select episodes of the series.
What can we expect?
Episodes will focus primarily on Ailes’ life over recent years, including accusations of sexual harassment and his potential influence on the rise of Donald Trump, with flashbacks taking us back to the birth of Fox News and his time under different U.S. Presidents, including Reagan and Bush.
Each episode is titled with a year date, starting with “1995”, with the second episode, titled “2001”, delving into Ailes’ relationship with Bush in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. While much of Ailes’ life and antics have been the focus of the press in the past decade, The Loudest Voice will no doubt give viewers a clearer picture of the man behind modern political news television.
Episodes will be released weekly from July 1, exclusively on Stan.