NBC slots Hillary Clinton mini-series
Some shameless whoring by NBC who announced that they have ordered a mini-series on Hillary Clinton - just in time for the 2016 campaign.
Greenblatt said the Peacock is working on a miniseries about Hillary Clinton to star Diane Lane; a reboot of "Rosemary's Baby"; a new version of Stephen King's "Tommyknockers"; and a historical project with Mark Burnett about the pilgrims' landing at Plymouth Rock.
Greenblatt emphasized that networks "need to be in the event business.... All of (the new projects) have their own event nature."
The role of Bill Clinton has not yet been cast, nor is there a completed script yet, Greenblatt said. He said the mini would likely air before Hillary Clinton formally declares herself to be a presidential candidate in 2016.
"HIllary" will follow Clinton from the 1998 period of the Monica Lewinsky scandal through the present day. Script, which has not been written, will be penned by Courtney Hunt ("Frozen River").
Lane was attached from the start to the package brought to NBC by producer Sherryl Clark, who will exec produce with James D. Stern ("Looper") and Endgame Entertainment.
A four or six hour campaign commercial for Hillary? Who else but NBC wouldn't care how it appears to have a major network in the tank for the Democrats.
And if you believe that there will be any criticism of Clinton, remember the savage attacks on "Path to 9/11"? ABC almost didn't air the mini-series that was mildly critical of President Clinton and some of his aides because of the enormous pressure put on the network by Clinton loyalists.
To this day, you can't rent a DVD of the mini-series because ABC is still under pressure not to release it.
NBC will have no such trouble, of course. The mini-series will probably be released on DVD a few months after it airs on TV - probably just in time for the 2016 fall campaign.