Even without the unfettered access Wolff had, Colbert's new, 10-part animated series for Showtime, "Our Cartoon President", portrays a commander-in-chief with a short attention span and an obsession with cable news.
Colbert will be giving just as much attention to key members of Trump's administration as he does to the POTUS himself, the "Late Show" host said at the Showtime cartoon's Television Critics Association panel on Saturday. Everything that's in his book is in our show, and we just guessed. There is no escaping it. "[Trump fatigue] is like having oxygen fatigue".
Colbert has vaulted to the top of the late-night ratings with sharp, topical humour focused on the president. Episode 1 of the political satire will be made available online and On Demand beginning Sunday, Jan. 28... The 10-episode series debuts on the television network on February 11. Wolff's book tells you that what you imagine life in Trump's White House is like after the cameras are turned off. Turns out what you imagined is what it's really like. Colbert and his executive producer, Chris Licht, developed it into a stand-alone series and hired a team to execute it that works out of the Ed Sullivan Theater in NY, where the "Late Show" is filmed. "We're not putting a lot of animation time into Rex Tillerson".
"I love my country more than I love a good joke", added Colbert, noting that Trump's behavior offers plenty of fodder. "It's about what's going on behind the doors of the most important house in the world".
But Colbert said he didn't want to describe Trump's actions as a gift to comedians.
The show is produced by CBS Television Studios. Colbert is so amped, so concentrated on jeering at Trump.