HBO Series Green-Lit New Texas Govt Show
Maybe Texas politicians have had it wrong all these years.
So many end their speeches with the same sign off: “God bless Texas.”
Perhaps they should have been saying God Save Texas.
That is, after all, the name of the drama series HBO officials have green-lighted about Texas’ diverse and frequently peculiar political scene.
That scene in recent years features larger than life politicians ranging from Tea Party favorite U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Fort Worth’s own state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat making an underdog bid to become the state’s 48th governor.
“People already think Texas is crazy,” said Bill Miller, an Austin-based political consultant. “It’s just that Texas is a state of mind for the rest of the country.
“It’s interesting and funny and weird and scary,” he said. “If you are doing drama, what more can you ask for?”
Early reports place much of the show at the Texas Capitol, the site of nearly larger-than-Texas debates about issues ranging from gun rights to abortion.
There, it is expected to focus on an “idealistic cowboy” trying to get elected to the state Legislature who ultimately “becomes the target of the powerful energy lobby and learns how to survive in the crazy, brutal world of Texas politics,” according to an early description of the show reported by Deadline.com.