The current presidential race has inspired a drama project co-written and directed by filmmaker Roland Emmerich ( Independence Day ), which just received a pilot order by ABC. In the first pickup of the regular pilot season, ABC has given the green light to the drama [called "Antichrist"] to be directed by Emmerich in his TV series debut and produced by Mark Gordon.
Written by Emmerich and Harald Kloser on spec, the project is set in New York City against the backdrop of the Presidential race of 2012. It centers on a young astrophysics student who learns his destiny lies not in science but somewhere between Heaven and Hell.
Actor Max Thieriot took part to the pilot's shooting in New York on March 16, 2012.