George Hickenloooper (Factory Girl) and R.J. Cutler (The War Room) have put together an upcoming documentary series about Denver mayor John Hickenlooper (George’s cousin) called Hick Town. Below is a 156-second teaser that includes a private moment between Mayor Hickenlooper, Senator Barack Obama and co-director George. Get out the vote, watch the show, cheer on the mild-mannered mayor, etc.
Hickenlooper-the-director describes Hick Town as “a high-end reality series about a big city Mayor keeping his office and town together. Think a real life version of Spin City or The Office. The first five episodes were shot while John (who Time ranked one of the top five Mayors in America) hosted the Democratic National Convention and dealt with everything from bomb threats to assassination plots to overly eager marijuana enthusiasts to stray dogs. This is a fun show that puts a very human face on public service.”
Hick Town is executive produced by Cutler, Donald Zuckerman and Jeff Chianakas. It was directed by George Hickenlooper. The show will premiere on a soon-to-be-named major network.