Everything is about Donald Trump nowadays, and Law and Order SVU Season 18 is joining the bandwagon.
The NBC long-running procedural drama is airing a Donald Trump-inspired episode titled Unstoppable. Apparently, it will be about a politician whom several women accuse of misconduct. The women’s allegations would send his campaign into a tailspin.
Trump was recently slammed for his treatment of women after an audio recording of him and Billy Bush surfaced. The Republican presidential nominee was heard talking about kissing, groping and how to get laid in the recording. Trump has apologized for what he called a “locker room talk”. However, this made a major punch on his presidential campaign.
Donald Trump was also accused of lewd and sexist behavior on the set of NBC’s show The Apprentice.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Gary Cole (Veep, Entourage, Office Space, The Good Wife) will play the role of the politician.
Donald Trump-inspired episode of Law and Order SVU Season 18 is set to air on October 26, which is less than two weeks before the US elections on November 8.
Variety cited sources saying the Trump-inspired episode passed a few extra revisions from NBC higher-ups, who reportedly forced some changes to the script. Apparently, the network also discussed whether to air the episode before or after the election. At the end, NBC settled on late October.
Law and Order SVU has been known for its ripped-from-the-headlines stories. The show has more than 200 stories that were inspired by true events since Season 1. The season with the most stories that were loosely based on actual events is Season 15. It has 20 episodes that were inspired from true events out of its 24 for the season. Season 18 opened with an episode loosely based on the San Bernardino shootings. SVU’s Episode 2, on the other hand, was inspired by the Netflix true-crime docuseries Making a Murderer.