NBC Says Hillary Clinton Miniseries May Never Go To Production
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Following backlash from the Republican National Committee, NBC expressed doubts theHillary Clinton miniseries will ever go to production.
"The Hillary Clinton movie has not been ordered to production, only a script is being written at this time," NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told Deadline in a statement. "It is 'in development', the first stage of any television series or movie, many of which never go to production. Speculation, demands, and declarations pertaining to something that isn't created or produced yet seem premature."
Greenblatt's statement comes shortly after the Republican National Committee decided to block NBC access to GOP primary debates during the next presidential election. "As an American company, you have every right to air programming of your choice. But as American citizens, certainly you recognize why many are astounded by your actions, which appear to be a major network's thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 election," RNC chairman Reince Priebus wrote in letters sent Greenblatt and Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, which also has a Hillary Clinton project in the works.
On Friday, negotiations fell apart for Fox Television Studios to produce NBC's Clinton miniseries because of deal points. Diane Lane was attached to star in the project, to be written and directed by Frozen River's Courtney Hunt.