HBO Max announced that the miniseries “The American Guest” will premiere on September 26. Based on a true story, in four episodes it narrates the expedition of the former US president through the Amazon region, together with the Brazilian explorer.
Created and directed by Bruno Barreto, the production stars Aidan Quinn and Chico Diaz, in the roles of Theodore Roosevelt and Cândido Rondon. The cast also includes Dana Delany, Trevor Eve, Theodoro Cochrane, Gene Jones, Jeff Pope, Nick Westrate, Maya Kazan, Cláudio Jaborandy, Arilson Lucas, João Côrtes, Michel Gomes, Arieta Corrêa and Luisa Rosa.
The plot takes place at the beginning of the twentieth century. After a bitter defeat in the U.S. presidential campaign, Roosevelt set out in search of his lost youth in the Brazilian jungle, along with his old friend Farrel Nash (David Herman) and son Kermit (Chris Mason), with the aim of exploring the country’s last unexplored river: the Duda River, in Rondônia.
In a journey full of deadly dangers, the former president has the support of the indigenous specialist, who was military and responsible for connecting the most remote regions of the country. On this journey, the two men of different profiles will have to test their physical and moral limits, as well as learn to deal with their conflicting personalities in order to survive.