‘The Loudest Voice’ is an American drama series that airs on Showtime. It first premiered on June 30, 2019. The show is based on the book ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country ‘ by Gabriel Sherman. It is a biographical book which came out in 2014 and deals with Roger Ailes, the president of Fox News Channel. Sherman’s book has been praised for the details it went into about all aspects of the powerful man’s life since it is based on over 600 interviews that he conducted when he was reporting on Ailes while working for New York magazine.
Alex Metcalf, who is best known for ‘Sharp Objects‘, and Tom McCarthy are the showrunners. Here’s everything you need to know about the show and whether it will return for another season.
The Loudest Voice Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘The Loudest Voice’ is led by Russell Crowe, best known for his roles in ‘Gladiator‘, ‘A Beautiful Mind‘. Crowe undergoes incredible transformation to play the role of Roger Ailes, tracing the man’s journey in the later years of his life, after he had already built Fox News from the time of its launch in 1996 to a juggernaut network, one of the highest rated on television and had himself become an influential name in conservative American politics.
Naomi Watts stars as Gretchen Carlson, the former anchor-woman at Fox, who accused Ailes of sexual harassment and sued him in 2016, saying she was fired for rejecting his sexual advances. Although Ailes settled the suit with Carlson, the floodgates were opened and a number of other women came forth, leading to Ailes spending his last year in ignominy, before dying in 2017.
Sienna Miller plays the role of Beth Ailes, Roger’s wife. She remained faithful to her husband and kept defending the allegations against him till he passed away. Simon McBurney appears in the role of Rupert Murdoch, the media titan, who hired Ailes in the first place to build Fox News.
Annabelle Wallis plays Laurie Luhn, the head of booking for the network. She entered into a sort of abusive relationship with Ailes. One can be assured that where there is Ailes, there is controversy, and Luhn is suing Showtime for portraying as an enabler of Ailes’ predatory behavior, rather than showing her to be a victim of his actions. You can read more about her lawsuit here.