Bonnie & Clyde make History

Filming has begun on Bonnie & Clyde, a new two-part drama for US cable channels History and Lifetime.

The four-hour miniseries sees Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger star as Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, the real life Depression-era couple who carried out a string of daring bank robberies across the central United States during the 1930s.

It is produced by Sony Pictures Television with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. It is written by John Rice and Joe Batteer.

Shooting is now taking place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It will air simultaneously on History and Lifetime – both owned by A+E Networks – later this year.

Bonnie & Clyde – originally a 1967 film – is History’s second original scripted miniseries, following the success of Hatfields & McCoys last year, and its debut scripted series Vikings, which has been renewed for a second season. Lifetime’s dramas include The Client List and Army Wives.

Source: A+E Networks