Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama ‘The Breach’ Gets History Channel Greenlight

The effects of the scandal are still being felt today, EP R.J. Cutler said

History has ordered a six-episode scripted drama series based on the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.

“The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton” will be executive produced by R.J. Cutler, producer of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The War Room” about Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. He also recently worked on the CMT drama “Nashville.”

Casting is currently underway.

The story, based on Peter Baker’s best-selling non-fiction book “The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton,” will take a deep dive into the scandal that took shape in the late 1990s.

Eli Lehrer, EVP of programming at History, said viewers will get a look at the political back-and-forth among Republicans, Democrats, the President’s advisers, the White House, Congress and all the other players.

“Featuring an array of well-known modern political figures, ‘The Breach’ will bring audiences behind the scenes of an event that changed Washington forever — the first impeachment of an elected president in American history,” Lehrer said in a statement.

Both Lehrer and Cutler stated how the after effects of the scandal and impeachment still impact the government today.

“It’s the origin tale of how our Government was broken and has never really healed,” Cutler said in a statement. “It’s also a thrilling tale of personal and professional ambition, of enormous hubris in the name of acquiring power, and of personal foibles, all of which nearly brought down a presidency.”

The series is from FremantleMedia North America in association with A+E Studios.