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Don't ever let anyone tell you your dreams aren't worth pursuing. Alec Baldwin is real living proof that miracles happen.
In this inspirational underdog tale, the actor will soon become the mayor of New York City! On TV!
This moving story begins with a man and his dream, a real-life dream to run the best city in the entire world and now a chance to do it for a role. See, in August 2011 when he was faced with the wrapping up of 30 Rock, Baldwin decided to continue the legacy of Jack Donaghy and set his sights on the mayorship of the Big Apple. He was angry about the leadership of Michael Bloomberg and believed he was in a unique position to understand the people of NYC. Because, after all, he was one of them! The people, that is. He even slummed it on the Upper West Side. "It is more real," he told The New York Times. "There's old people."
Despite comments like that, his mayoral run never got off the ground. But he never stopped striving, and his hard work is finally paying off. That's right, Mr. Alec Baldwin will soon step into the storied shoes worn by the likes of Rudy Giuliani and Ed Koch..for an HBO drama.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the as-yet-untitled show, which is still in development, will center around Baldwin's character, who is a billionaire real estate developer, divorced father, society scenester, and, of course, mayor. If the drama moves forward, the actor will also serve as executive producer, presumably so he can have a say in his character's political decisions (texting on planes for everyone!).
While this is obviously great news for Alec himself, it is bad news for any potential future mayoral prospects. The actor has famously said he's holding off on any futher political pursuits until he has the chance to learn more about the ins-and-outs of the job, and this could be just the opportunity. He's coming for you, Bill de Blasio.
The show doesn't have an expected debut date yet, but no doubt Mr. Baldwin will let us know. Thank you, Alec, for reminding everybody that if you can make it in NYC, you can make it anywhere.