Four-part series on Hillary Clinton in the works
July 27th, 2013
05:58 PM ET
8 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.

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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. Lou

    I was going to post a comment or two about Billary, the most corrupt woman, ever, in American politics. I don't have to, you guys are doing as good a job as I would have.

    July 28, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. brian

    If she is so smart, why she can't save 4 American held at Libyan embassy when they request for help. This shows that she and this democratic party is only power hungry. This democratic party don't have any ideas how to create jobs and just ruin this our country. United States is getting close to $17 trillions dollars debts and by time when this president finish his presidency Jan of 2017, the debt will increase to over $20 trillions dollars. We cannot afford democratic party in White House 2016 election and forever. We need take the three branches of government from democratic.

    July 28, 2013 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  3. 1817

    I have nothing but respect for Hillary and a ture die-hard supporter. I will tune in and support the show! They should make one with a "what if she won" senerio and how better off we all would have been if she did.

    July 28, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  4. Wonderful Project

    This Project Is Wonderful!! I am so glad they will be making a film and a t.v. series about Hillary R. Clinton, our next U.S. President! She has much experience in government and has done many great things for this country and abroad despite Conservatives trying to belittle her and her experience. So, I wish this project the very best for both film and t.v. series! HILLARY CLINTON 2016!!

    July 28, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. simplyput

    Not just Lewinski; I want the entire cast of women that accused Clinton from the time he was in Arkansas through the years in the WH. Tslk about *standin' by your man!* She was a repeat stander-byer. No country for old Tammy Wynett types.

    July 28, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  6. Tigas

    What matter does it make?

    July 28, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  7. Rob

    "at this point what difference does it make"

    she will no doubt be portrayed as a hero

    July 28, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. J Robinson

    "we don't need old has been politicians running for the white house we need young and energetic people with new ideas."
    Ok, but where are they?? Do we have to suffer through two more terms of the Clintons before they step forward?

    July 28, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  9. NObama

    Hillary – what a joke of a woman. She will never win the presidency, especially as Obama's list of failures continues to grow, no one will want another Democrat in office next term . . . ESPECIALLY Hillary. And there are actually people that seriously LIKE her! Hahahaha.

    July 28, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |

    Liberal News media hard at work to sway the next presidential election.

    July 28, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  11. Steveo

    Politics at its lowest! Jeff Immelt would be proud. Who is Jeff Immelt? He is/was the Obama job Czar. He is also the CEO of GE (one of the largest corporations in the world that avoids paying taxes). He is also the guy, while the "American" Job Czar who oversaw the moving of the GE medical division from Wisconsin to China! Since GE owns NBC and the CEO is a buddy to the administration, Jeff Immelt would be proud!

    July 28, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  12. barbara

    Even Diane Lane isn't going to make Hillary look good.

    July 28, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  13. are122

    I wonder whose going to play Monica Lewinski and Ambassador Stevens.

    July 28, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  14. nc_mike

    President Hillary Clinton – get used to it.

    July 28, 2013 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  15. Hillary for president

    Hillary Clintons wants all females to shut up and stand behind their man…

    Bill Clinton is the MANNNNN…..

    July 28, 2013 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  16. quinLee

    no need to mention Benghazi since fox has had a story on it EVERY day. Any you simpletons accuse NBC of bias.

    July 28, 2013 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  17. don in albuquerque

    @Nobama-And you think the country wants another George W? Bet she is in the White House before any of your clown car members.

    July 28, 2013 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  18. Garth

    Of course! Why not NBC? If their is any denial that the media is liberally biased look no further than the Trayvon Martin trial and now this. The media is pushing for her to run in 2016 and surely this mini series will paint her in a very positive light. Wake up America.

    July 28, 2013 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  19. darth's daughter

    I used to watch Dark Shadows, the original series with Bar na bus, who resembled John Kerry, and a Laura Parker Angelique Bouchard Collins, Catherine Harridge who resembles Hillary Clinton. Do I need to say anything else?

    July 28, 2013 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  20. Paul

    She has experience. Experience of her husband a bonus. Both Adored by foreign nations. First woman president is needed. Republicans have lost the woman and the Hispanic vote because of forced social agenda and not moving on immigration reform. She wins big and republicans again will be left wondering "what happened"?

    July 28, 2013 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  21. msmarlene

    This sounds like a political ad since she'll probably be running for POTUS in 2016. Of course everything about her life will be shown in a sympathetic light and there will be nothing detrimental to her character on view. It will be much like the Benghazi hearings when all the Democrats praised her for being a great Secretary of State in spite of the fact she left her "good friend" Ambassador Stevens unprotected and lied about what led up to the attack. What difference does it make? The uninformed, those wanting the first woman President, just like they wanted the first black President, will vote for her.

    July 28, 2013 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  22. my name ron

    I so tired of left wing media ruining this country by promoting liberals, right before elections. I had enough.

    July 28, 2013 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  23. Willy100

    This should be WONDERFUL – – Perfect Sales Job for 2016 ! ! I am really glad they will NOT cover the Bill 'days' of Jessica Flowers and Whitewater Cheating and the failed Health Care deal – and the later disasters in State Dept with Bengazi and Egypt and North Korea, Iran etc etc – Let's Just FOCUS on the Good Stuff – – Go Hill ! !

    July 28, 2013 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  24. Goony

    Is Benghazi in part 4?

    July 28, 2013 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
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