Diane Lane will play Clinton; network also plans Mark Burnett's "Plymouth," the story of the arrival at Plymouth Rock
NBC announced four new limited-run series Saturday, including a four-hour Hillary Clinton miniseries starring Diane Lane.
The network also plans an updated remake and "sort of resetting" of "Rosemary's Baby," NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said at a Television Critics Association panel Saturday. He joked that the remake has "nothing to do with Hillary Clinton."
The role of President Bill Clinton has not yet been cast in the Clinton miniseries, and no script has been written. Greenblatt said NBC was uncertain about when it would air, and speculated that the former Secretary of State would likely announce a presidential run in late spring of early summer of 2015.
"This could well have aired before that," he said.
He didn't address a reporter's question about whether NBC should make shows about other prospective 2016 presidential candidates out of fairness.
The network also plans a new version of Stephen King's "The Tommyknockers." Greenblatt acknowledged it was partly in response to the success of CBS's adaptation of King's "Under the Dome." The network also plans the new Mark Burnett miniseries "Plymouth," about the arrival at Plymouth Rock.