Comedy Central’s Atom.com released an original web series The Handlers, a comedy about a group of spin doctors doing whatever it takes to get their client elected.
Three time Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) stars as State Senator candidate Jack Power, a hapless politician who’s constantly finding himself in hot water. Not to fear: his crack team of ambitious campaign operatives will stop at nothing to keep him in the running, like encouraging intentional on-air verbal slip-ups involving genitalia to improve ratings, and proposing daily engagement with prostitutes to appeal to the common man. The Handlers group consists of actors Matt Braunger, Andrea Cansler, Josh Dean, and Gary Anthony Williams.
Interestingly, the series is based on Henaut President, an French web series featured on Dailymotion.com from Michel Muller, Antoine Benguigui, David Elkaim, and Vincent Poymiro. The Handlers shares the same theme song as the original French series.
The Handlers is written by James Bruce and Hayley Terris, and is produced by Cranston, Bruce and Avalon Television. New episodes Tuesdays.