Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal bring neo-Nazi drama 'The 4th Reich' to Showtime

Showtime reigns supreme when it comes to edgy, controversial dramas, so it shouldn't be a surprise that the cable network has put the neo-Nazi drama, "The 4th Reich," into development. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce.

"The 4th Reich" is a crime thriller set in present-day South Boston and written by Sonya Winton and Jonathan Kidd. The story centers on a former leader of the neo-Nazi movement after he is released from jail on the condition that he become a confidential informant to the FBI. Once home, the man finds that his 15-year-old son has been influenced by his former best friend and the current leader of the neo-Nazi group.

Considering the subject matter of this show, the producers have already made it clear that the focus is not just on the violence of the neo-Nazi movement but on the human stories of people trying to leave extremism behind. There will also be major plots dealing with the way extremist movements influence at-risk youth.

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