NBC cancels Hillary Clinton miniseries

Boy, that escalated quickly.

Just hours after CNN formally canceled a planned documentary about the life and work of Hillary Clinton, NBC has announced that it, too, is nixing a Clinton-themed project.

“After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton mini-series,” the network said in a statement.

The four-hour special, written and directed by Oscar nominee Courtney Hunt, was to star Diane Lane as the former first lady-turned-senator-turned-secretary of state.

Shortly after CNN and NBC’s Clinton projects were announced this summer, the Republican National Committee voted unanimously to block both networks from hosting GOP presidential primary debates if they aired either program. RNC Chair Reince Priebus criticized both networks prior to the vote, calling the Clinton doc and miniseries “extended commercial[s] for Senator Clinton’s nascent campaign.”

Clinton has not yet announced whether she will run for president once more in 2016.


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