NBC is planning a four-hour miniseries on Hillary Clinton as part of a larger strategy to reel in viewers with one-time event programming, Reuters reports. NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt announced the plans Saturday at a meeting of the Television Critics Association; Diane Lane will star as the former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady, while the role of Bill Clinton has yet to be cast.
The mini-series, titled Hillary, will track “Clinton’s life as a wife, mother, politician and cabinet member” since 1998, according to a statement. It’ll pick up with Clinton as first lady during her husband’s second presidential term, and will likely air before the next political season for the presidency builds steam in the spring or summer of 2015. Clinton herself is not involved in the series and the script has not been written.
In January, a screenplay based on Clinton by Young Il Kim from South Korea built serious buzz in Hollywood; that project focused on Clinton’s early political years in the Seventies.