NBC entertains Hillary

NBC is ramping up its limited series slate with the announcement of four more scripted projects.



Four-hour miniseries Hillary is based on the life of former First Lady and secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, providing a behind-the-scenes look at her life as a wife, mother and politician from 1998 to the present day.

Diane Lane will star as Clinton, with the show written and directed by Courtney Hunt. Sherryl Clark of Busted Shark will executive produce with James D Stern and producers Julie Goldstein and Lucas Smith of Endgame Entertainment.

Another four-hour miniseries in the works is Rosemary’s Baby, a retelling of the bestselling novel by Ira Levin that was adapted as a feature film about devil worship and the relationship between a young husband and wife.

This new version, which will be set in Paris, will be produced by Lionsgate. Scott Abbott is the writer, with executive producers Joshua Maurer, David Stern, Perri Kipperman and Alix Witlin.

Stephen King’s Tommyknockers is an adaptation of the author’s 1987 novel about how the residents of a small Maine town deal with what they believe is an alien spacecraft that has landed nearby.

The executive producers are Frank Konigsberg and Larry Sanitsky, while Yves Simoneau will direct.

Finally, Plymouth will examine the challenges and drama of the Pilgrims’ journey across the Atlantic and the difficulties of settling in a new country.

It will be executive produced by Mark Burnett and Anne Thomopoulos of Mark Burnett Productions, and Gina Matthews and Grant Sharbo. Walon Green is the writer.

These new series in development follow NBC’s recent commission of AD: Beyond the Bible, the follow-up to smash hit The Bible.

Source: NBC Entertainment