robert de niro jane rosenthal showtime the 4th reich neo nazi gi 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.