Press Release: The HBO documentary series THIS PLACE RULES, starring, directed, and executive produced by journalist Andrew Callaghan, debuts FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 (11:00 p.m. – 12:22 a.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

· Synopsis: Acclaimed for his unfiltered reporting and deadpan humor, Andrew Callaghan brings his gonzo style reporting to HBO to explore the undercurrents that led to the January 6 Capitol Riot. As one of the best-known and hardest working journalists of his generation, the 25-year-old ventures on a wild RV journey through America to take the pulse of a divided nation. In 2020, as COVID rages, protests sweep the country, and a monumental election looms, Callaghan captures the chaos in the streets and a wide spectrum of views – with just a camera and a microphone. Delving into a world of political division, white nationalist groups and conspiracy theorists, THIS PLACE RULES exposes the perfect storm in the months preceding the Capitol attack and serves as a stark warning that these forces show no sign of abating.

· Credits: Directed by Andrew Callaghan; executive producers, Andrew Callaghan, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim; producers, Jonah Hill, Matt Dines, Alison Goodwin for Strong Baby Productions; Dave Kneebone and Janel Kranking for Abso Lutely Productions and Max Benator. In collaboration with A24.