Four-part series on Hillary Clinton in the works
July 27th, 2013
05:58 PM ET
5 years 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.

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soundoff (149 Responses)
  1. mrl

    historical themed?? don't they mean hysterical themed?

    July 28, 2013 02:34 am at 2:34 am |
  2. Beefburger

    It should start back in the 60's to show off comrade Hillary's socialist credentials. Her boss during the "Watergate scandal" made it clear that she was thoroughly unscrupulous. She didn't pick up the phone at 3am when trouble was brewing in Libya. I guess the parts of those that died in Benghazi will be played by blow-up dolls since it was just a "phony scandal". It takes a village idiot to watch this sort of pap. But what does it matter?

    July 28, 2013 02:54 am at 2:54 am |
  3. freedom

    This country has seen more than our share of Hilary Clinton – no thank you!

    July 28, 2013 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
  4. coderjones

    i bet it has nothing about the cover ups in arkansas
    how their man got shot in the head and in the chest and somehow it was ruled a suicide

    July 28, 2013 03:00 am at 3:00 am |
  5. Steve M

    She should have sat him down in th e Oval Office and made him smoke a whole case of Cuban Cigars as punishment 🙂

    July 28, 2013 03:33 am at 3:33 am |
  6. Steve M

    Hilary for President ! Next time the Repubs (who will undoubtedly control the house and the Senate by then) try to get fresh with the old girl , she can just fling a large glass object at there foreheads and put it on Pay-per-view , $9.97 a pop and pay down the deficit 🙂

    July 28, 2013 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  7. Merica

    One word: propaganda

    July 28, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  8. spockmckoy

    and she'll be pretty and smart, and loving, and promising, and......................

    July 28, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  9. Zawanda

    Bye bye NBC,

    July 28, 2013 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  10. rob

    I have a question, why doesn't NBC do a 4 part mini series on what happened in Bengazi where our Ambassador and three others were killed under Sec of State Hillary Rodham Clinton?

    July 28, 2013 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    Which four parts.........?

    Tolerance for Marital cheating?
    Giving away America's money, we DON'T have?
    Supporting a dictator in America?
    Failure to protect our people abroad?

    July 28, 2013 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  12. Neutral Observer

    I remember sixty minutes once had a show about handwriting analysis and what it shows about a person. They had Hillary on it and person being interviewed fawned about how Hillarys handwriting indicated that she was so smart and great. No doubt this series will be the exact same thing.

    July 28, 2013 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  13. julnor

    That will be a nice free campaign add for her.

    July 28, 2013 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  14. tm1946

    Getting the ducks in order already. She will be a lot better than Biden, sorry to say but she may well have been better than the guy we got now. Does not matter the Republicans are not smart enough to someone who stands a chance of getting elected by any woman, hispanic, black, or moderate.....does not leave a whole lot of votes.

    July 28, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  15. Monomachos

    I can't wait to see the part where she and her aides decide not to tell Americans what they know about the attack at Benghazi and instead decide to go with the fake video protest gone bad story for ten days. I also want to see the part about how generous Ms Clinton is to her friend Huma, arranging a stay at home part time job for her at $130000 a year. Of course it is easy to be generous with taxpayer money.

    July 28, 2013 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  16. Name. richard

    we don't need old has been politicians running for the white house we need young and energetic people with new ideas.

    July 28, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  17. Reaganlives4ever

    The relationship between the clintons and NBC goes back a long ways. NBC does the Clinton's bidding. Remember Chelsea got her OWN STORIES for prime time?? No experience. was terrible. But she was on just long enough to claim experience. Now they will release a great puff piece in time for the elections. Make sure you include cattle futures trading, burning documents at Rose Law firm, whitewater, lewinsky, vast right wing conspiracy, not sitting home baking cookies, not tammy wynette, travelgate, fbi files in her closet, vince foster, ron browns death, hillarycare, benghazi, and the list goes on and on. I suspect she is the scumbag of the two of them. Bill is smart and a good politician, hillary is just plain evil

    July 28, 2013 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  18. john

    Does it say he got impeached? I thought he didn't.

    July 28, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  19. Mike

    Why? What has she done? I respect her for her position of authority but to me this seems like propaganda for her potential presidency.

    Oh well.

    July 28, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  20. john

    Im a registered republican but ill tel you something. I would vote for Hillary over any republican out there. The republicans in office now are driving me away. Its turning out to be a bad marriage. All that griping about things and not contributing to any solutions. Holding my opinions as what they call leverage.

    July 28, 2013 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  21. bobo

    Ugh...... I just threw Up!

    July 28, 2013 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  22. Faux Scandals

    It's been almost a year since Benghazi, why are the Republicans still beating this dead horse.

    July 28, 2013 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  23. don in albuquerque

    I love it, I love it. "I got nothing else to say but Bengggggghhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!" Total morons.

    July 28, 2013 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  24. Howie

    Ugh– not on my list of things to see. Enough propaganda already

    July 28, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  25. Thomas

    What a joke , cant we wait til she is at least a Grandmother , retired ex president , walking around with a cain at her home in ?

    Why would I want to watch more PR BS , do I get a free shammo towel ?

    July 28, 2013 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
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