‘Homeland’ Star Mandy Patinkin Teams Up with Swing Left to Create Anti-Trump Campaign Videos

Actor and anti-Trump Twitter activist Mandy Patinkin has teamed up with the progressive group Swing Left to create a series of folksy campaign videos encouraging voters to cast their ballots for Joe Biden on November 3. The videos, which co-star his wife, actress Kathryn Grody, urge people to support Biden while acknowledging that Biden may not be “everybody’s ideal candidate.”

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Actor Mandy Patinkin attends HOMELAND: TV in the Post-9/11 World on October 5, 2016 at the 911 Memorial Museum in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for Showtime Networks)

TV Storytellers Struggle to Adapt in Age of Trump

Whether portraying the noble geopolitics of “Madam Secretary” or the dirty deeds on “House of Cards,” the high-stakes fumbling on “Veep” or the scourge of terrorism that haunts “Homeland,” script writers have always faced the challenge of staying topical yet inventive without straying outside the bounds of plausibility.