There's been drama brewing every since NBC announced their plans to flight a four part mini-series about Hillary Clinton.
At the Summer TCA a few weeks ago, the peacock channel's head of entertainment, Bob Greenblatt announced that they've cast Diane Lane as the former US First Lady and Secretary of State.
The Republican Party basically kicked up a fuss and alleged that NBC was giving Clinton preferential treatment in the possibility that she may run for the 2016 elections.
The Republicans have threatened to not allow CNN and NBC to screen their lucrative debates, come to run up to the 2016 elections.
According to The Hollywood Reporter;
"The Republican National Committee voted Friday to ban NBC and CNN from hosting 2016 primary debates over concern that projects in the works might glorify Clinton. (CNN is planning a documentary about the former first lady and secretary of state.)"
The mini-series, which is still in the early stages of development, has apparently caused some internal strife at the network. The Hollywood Reporter reported that NBC's White House correspondent, Chuck Todd and others have raised concern that the drama could damage the news division's reputation.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Bob Greenblatt said: "The Hillary Clinton movie has not been ordered to production, only a script is being written at this time. 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."
Wouldn't it be interesting if one of the local TV channels produces a four part mini-series on the lives of our politicians who may be running for the 2014 elections? It's strange that it hasn't been done yet.
I hope the Republicans realise that if NBC doesn't carry on with the development of this mini-series, then a cable channel will be the way to go. So how's about it HBO, Lifetime and Showtime?