Four-part series on Hillary Clinton in the works
July 27th, 2013
05:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Four-part series on Hillary Clinton in the works

(CNN) - The title "Rodham" has already been claimed for a forthcoming film, and now a new series coming to broadcast television will use the other half of a famous name: "Hillary."

It could find a larger audience than other such projects in the works – it is being produced for a broadcast television network.

Former secretary of state, senator, first lady – and possible 2016 presidential candidate – Hillary Clinton will be the subject of a four-hour miniseries coming to NBC, the network said Saturday.

Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Clinton, and the series will be written by Courtney Hunt, whose debut film "Frozen River" was nominated for an Oscar.

NBC said the series is in "early development" alongside other historical-themed projects.

"Hillary" will begin in 1998, the year her husband, President Bill Clinton, denied having had an affair with a White House intern and was impeached by the House.

It was not clear whether an actor would be cast to play him or who that would be.

"In the years following, she would eventually become a United States senator, run for president and, ultimately, serve the country as secretary of state," the network said.

The producers of "Rodham" have not yet announced a leading actress but said they are talking to a number of potential candidates. It will focus on an earlier period in her life when she worked on the House committee investigating the Watergate scandal.

Update, 7/29/2013: CNN announced on Monday that CNN FILMS is planning a documentary project on Hillary Clinton, produced by Academy Award winning producer and director Charles Ferguson.


Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • President Clinton
soundoff (149 Responses)
  1. D.L. Kisting

    We need "her", like a hole in the head!

    July 27, 2013 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  2. Animal

    A mini-series and a film just to campaign for president. What a waste. The real tragedy is that it'll probably work because there are too many people ready to believe her lies.

    July 27, 2013 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  3. a dude

    you're kidding! I hope the network is required to give all other 2016 presidential candidates equal time...meaning a 4 part mini-series for each of them!!!

    July 27, 2013 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  4. MesaMax

    List of Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments:

    1. Marrying Bill
    2. Enabling Bill
    3. N/A
    4. Unknown
    5. Anybody got anything?
    6. Must be something
    7. Bengh azi Cons ulate Mass acre
    8. Bengh azi Cons ulate Mass acre Cover-up
    9. Pending State Dept. sex scandal

    July 27, 2013 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  5. billmelater1

    Why would anyone want o watch this? She has done nothing great to deserve a tv series unless you are into science fiction.

    July 27, 2013 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  6. Lostrod

    Hmm. A four hour political ad veiled as a drama timed for the next election. No media bias at all.

    July 27, 2013 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  7. Bill

    Produced by the weinfarts, itssure to be full of left wing propaganda!

    July 27, 2013 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  8. Juan

    So what the hell is going on now the Unites States has a monarchy first the Bushes now the Clintons 20 years of Bush and Clinton I think we have had enough of this monarchy privileged family ruling the country.

    July 27, 2013 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  9. bassman

    I would have a lot more respect for NBC if they would just admit they are a Liberal network. We all ready know, why not just admit it. NBC is to Pres. Obama what Pravda was to Mikhail Gorbachev

    July 27, 2013 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  10. Raven33

    Hmmm??? Could NBC be releasing this right before the 2016 elections? Naw, they wouldn't try to influence the public that way. Right...

    July 27, 2013 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  11. nuclear mike

    Oh geez...the propaganda mill prep'ing for the 2014 Presidential campaign...

    July 27, 2013 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  12. Phoney President Obama

    I can hardly wait to see the episode about Benghazi. You know, the part where she stands up and demands that the military rush troops to help save the employees she left unprotected. Ooops, sorry that never happened but I'm sure Hollywood will make it up for Clinton because the truth is just too ugly. WHAT DOES IT MATTER?!! It matters if it was your job to proetct and help them and you failed miserably at both.

    July 27, 2013 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  13. Clintrod Aryhill

    ... um, what?? were you writing something about a liar, cheat, killer and socialist that's been adopted as a Saint by the American Jews, women and Socialist Party?? Yikes, yeah, NBC... we KNEW you'd back this one!! Bet MSNBC is a tad involved with the propaganda, too!! Yay... her free ticket to 2016!

    July 27, 2013 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  14. smkedbacon

    Who cares?

    July 27, 2013 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  15. Taxpaying Voter

    I wonder if the ending will be a conversation about what to do during the Benghazi attacks between her and Obama and then all of a sudden fade to black like the Sopranos?

    July 27, 2013 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  16. Name Uche Agonsi

    The very thought for this might stir the US House into passing bill on 'Film Control' or create a counter on 'Sarah' instead. Either way it will be more fun for American politics in general & the media, specifically.

    July 27, 2013 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  17. Divad

    how horrible, the only thing she has ever done that is noteworthy was being married to bill and obviously he couldn't stand her either.

    July 28, 2013 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  18. pierce

    there is not enuff time to go thru bimbogate (Ark.), Whitewatergate, Travelgate, bimbogate (D.C.), Pardongate (Her benefactors. the Riches), Benghazigate.
    Can't the democrates have a more credible, honest candidate born the latter part of last century? Guess not.

    July 28, 2013 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  19. wxnut

    Oh crap, I just read about it being during her watergate years! What are the odds it will cover her being removed from that position?

    July 28, 2013 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  20. jod

    More evidence of recent unprecedented media-bias. How many of you think this miniseries "Hillary" or the upcoming film "Rodham" will be anything other than a big-budget fluff piece intended to bolster her 2016 run?

    July 28, 2013 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  21. pierce

    Hill, the country needs you and Bill to retire at a seniors home in Sun City, Ariz., with care staff. Pls just go away.

    July 28, 2013 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  22. DB

    Wow.. an obvious political advertisement masquerading as a television miniseries. Is this the kind of media it takes to get elected – 3 years later?

    July 28, 2013 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  23. ralphco

    who's playing Lewinski?

    July 28, 2013 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  24. Doug

    I can't help but wonder if this is the real story, or the polished version made by Hillary... I think she's very brilliant, but I don't trust the woman ...

    July 28, 2013 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  25. someone

    I don't get the point of this, there are thousands of other people who would make for a more interesting television show. I'm not sure exactly what she has done that is so great. Obviously this is being done to hype her up before the 2016 elections.

    July 28, 2013 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
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