Russell Crowe is set to play Roger Ailes in a Showtime mini-series about the late and disgraced Fox News founder. The news was announced yesterday by Showtime and the network's production partner on the series, Blumhouse Television. It's unclear when the as-yet-untitled series will premiere, but EW says it's likely to be sometime next year. The limited series will run for eight episodes and mark Crowe's first foray into American television. The role will no doubt involve a lot of make-up to turn Crowe into the older Ailes, who was 77 when he died in May 2017.