on HBO

60 minutes

A Lionsgate-produced miniseries based on Jon Meacham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. The six-hour event series is being written by Narcos creators Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard. The series centers on the seventh U.S. president, who was orphaned at the hands of the British and is billed as a self-made man, a western outsider, a violent warrior and a beloved general who became the country’s first “People’s President.” With the fate of the U.S. uncertain, Jackson fought an intractable Congress and special interests to preserve the Union at all costs — leaving a mixed and deeply controversial legacy.