An NBC television biopic based on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s life may soon be touching another network, at least on the production side of the project. Fox Television Studios may produce the miniseries centered on Clinton -- a potential candidate for the Democratic Party’s U.S. presidential nomination in 2016 -- that has left many in the Republican Party less than enthused, according to the New York Times.
Last month, NBC announced plans to show a miniseries about Clinton. It would follow her story, beginning in 1998 at the peak of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. The news was met with a backlash by the Republican National Committee, with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus threatening to pull 2016 GOP presidential-primary debates from the network if it continued with its plans.
On Aug. 5, Priebus sent letters to both NBC and CNN -- a network also planning to show a Clinton special -- demanding that they cancel any plans for documentaries on the former U.S. first lady, senator and secretary of state. If they refused, Priebus said the RNC would sever their partnership to show presidential-primary debates on the networks.
Fox Television Studios representative Leslie Oren confirmed to the New York Times that talks have indeed taken place between NBC and Fox regarding the project. However, no deal has been struck as of yet.