The Lincoln Project

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  • TV-MA
  • 2022
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (395)

The Lincoln Project is a provocative docuseries that provides an inside look into the workings and impact of the Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump Republican political action committee formed in late 2019. The series premiered on Showtime in 2022 and consists of five episodes that chronicle the group's founding, its viral anti-Trump ads, and its attempts to unseat Donald Trump and those who enabled him.

Centered around the Lincoln Project's core team of Steve Schmidt, Reed Galen, Rick Wilson, Stuart Stevens, Ron Steslow, and John Weaver, the docuseries examines how this band of "Never Trump" Republicans banded together in their shared opposition to Trump, even as they remained divided on other conservative policies and ideals. It provides insider access to the Lincoln Project's strategy meetings, ad productions, and internal debates as the group sought to persuade disaffected Republicans and moderates to reject Trump's re-election bid.

Detractors accused the Lincoln Project of being grifters profiting off of anti-Trump outrage, but the series delves into the personal risks and prices they paid through intimidation, threats, and severed relationships. It also chronicles the fallout after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against Weaver, one of the group's co-founders.

Aside from the inner workings of the PAC, The Lincoln Project also analyzes the impact and limitations of the group's scorched-earth tactics. Their viral ads attacked not just Trump but also Republican enablers like Senator Lindsey Graham, skewering the contradictions between their past principles and deference to Trumpism. The series explores how the Lincoln Project brought trolling and meme culture into their ad strategy and analyzes how effective these tactics were.

With behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with conservative media figures, the docuseries provides an immersive look into the motivations, strategies, in-fighting, and reckoning within this pact of renegade Republicans. Both supporters and critics of the Lincoln Project will find insights in this gripping profile of how a band of estranged conservatives sought to defeat the Trump machine from the inside, even as it threatened long-standing personal and professional relationships.

The Lincoln Project is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2022.

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5. Icarus
November 4, 2022
As scandals emerge, cracks in the organization widen. Series finale.
Angels with Dirty Faces
4. Angels with Dirty Faces
October 28, 2022
Biden wins the election, but all is not well with The Lincoln Project.
Eve of Destruction
3. Eve of Destruction
October 21, 2022
The Lincoln Project pushes on in spite of hate mail and violent rhetoric.
It's Covid, Stupid
2. It's Covid, Stupid
October 14, 2022
Newfound attention is beginning to cause friction among the team.
1. Gunslingers
October 7, 2022
Former Republican strategists gather to save democracy. Series premiere.
Where to Watch The Lincoln Project
The Lincoln Project is available for streaming on the SHOWTIME website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Lincoln Project on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Apple TV and Showtime Anytime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (395)