NBC is developing a four-hour miniseries on Hillary Clinton, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt announced at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. Diane Lane is tapped to portray the former United States Secretary of State.
Titled "Hillary", it will recount the wife of former president Bill Clinton as "a wife, mother, politician and cabinet member from 1998 to the present." The TV network spills that the miniseries will use the script written by Oscar nominee Courtney Hunt.
"The script will begin with Clinton living in the White House as her husband is serving the second of his two terms as president," it's announced. "In the years following, she would eventually become a United States senator, run for president and, ultimately, serve the country as secretary of state."
Asked if the show would trigger equal-time requests if Clinton runs for President, Greenblatt said, "We have to think very carefully about the timing. She probably wouldn't announce for another two years. That would be maybe spring or summer of 2015. The show could have already aired by then."
"President Clinton, we haven't cast yet," he additionally stated. "We literally just closed the deals and haven't written the script. All that will be determined."
During the TCA, NBC also revealed plans for a new remake of classic horror movie "Rosemary’s Baby" and a new adaptation of Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers." A miniseries on Cleopatra, a show tentatively called "Plymouth" about the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock, and a sequel of "The Bible", "A.D.: Beyond the Bible", are in the works as well.