NBC Is Developing Four Miniseries, Including One About Hillary Clinton

Everyone is getting on board with the miniseries nowadays, even NBC! Yeah, pretty much everything NBC puts on the air has a limited run (miss you, Do No Harm), but the network has announced four new projects that are actually supposed to have short lives. 

Leading the charge is Hillary, a four-hour miniseries starring Diane Lane (Unfaithful) as former First Lady and recent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The series will follow her life from 1998 to the present, which should cover everything from when her hubby Bill got Lewinsky'd to her run for presidency to the Benghazi debacle. That should bring in the young viewers.

Next up is a four-hour miniseries adaptation of the classic horror book and movie Rosemary's Baby. The story follows a young couple (NBC's version will take place in Paris) who move into a new apartment complex and strike up a relationship with their kooky elderly neighbors. Oh, one more small detail: the elderly people are Satanists. 

Stephen King's Under the Dome has done well in ratings, so why not push more King out? NBC is adapting King's 1987 book Tommyknockers for television. In the novel, people in a small Maine town (where else?) think an alien spacecraft has landed near by. NBC offered zero details on how long the series would be, so hold tight. 

Finally, NBC is also developing Plymouth, which the network is calling a "limited series." What that means, who knows? Plymouth will detail the rough ride of the Pilgrims as they crossed the Atlantic and settled in New England (and then killed a bunch of indigenous people after stealing their corn, I think it goes). The series is another Mark Burnett joint.

NBC previously announced a follow-up to Burnett's hugely successful History Channel miniseries The Bible called A.D.: After the Bible, in which Jesus and pals go to Thailand for bachelor party, I think.

What do you think of NBC's strategy here? Which series sounds most interesting to you? It's totally okay to say, "None of them."


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Sharknado! Oh wait, wrong network. ;P

I would say Tommyknockers, but I'm disappointed with The Dome so I don't have much faith right now...
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I like history related shows, so I'm interested in Plymouth and AD: After the Bible. And Tim, you need to go to Sunday School.
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blech
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If any one of these miniseries can pull in more viewers than Sharknado, I will be very surprised (and that is a sad, sad commentary).
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I'll watch Rosemaey's Baby and possibly Tommyknockers. It's obvious NBC are already overdoing it with the whole 'miniseries' thing after the success of Under The Dome (which ironically is no longer a miniseries). I just hope they don't drown themselves with this.
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After the good ratings for Under the dome it's not a surprise they are making another of King's book into a series.
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Plymouth sounds like a HORRIBLE idea, not too mention I have high doubts about how authentically their relationship with the natives will be portrayed.
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I've detested NBC for abrupt cancellations for many years, so I'm rather pleased they're considering mini-series, for maybe now their writers will relearn to write endings. Having said all that, only Plymouth appeals to me. But I'll keep an ear open about the Rosemary's Baby series after their 3rd episode.
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Really, '98 through '13, nothing interesting ever happened to Hillary Rodham Clinton before that? How stupid. This is one of the most driven women of our time, I would think a proper storytelling would start at least in college. It's too bad they went for the TMZ approach instead.

Oh goody, Rosemary's Baby, haven't seen that before. "NBC, where new ideas aren't welcome, damnit, now get off our lawn!"

And the rest. NBC, Never Been Crappier.
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NBC to do Hilary, oh blegh... Benghazi isnt a debacle.. wonder if this comment will be removed?
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none of them
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ZERO
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Rosemary's Baby and Plymouth sounds promising. The most interesting is definitely the new adaption of Tommyknockers. :D Can't get enough of King-adaptions.!
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Might check out Hillary, but with how Under the Dome has been doing, definitely staying away from Tommyknockers. Bah. Stupid networks. This is why I'd stopped watching TV in the first place. At least I still have Doctor Who and Person of Interest to prevent brainrot.
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I'm pretty puzzled as to how Rosemary's Baby would work set in Paris. Western countries (and the way people behave in them, and what can happen in them) are not interchangeable, NBC.

As far as I'm concerned a 13-pals bachelor party in Thailand sounds best. Too bad it's not what it'll be about.
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Ha! I am totally going to say none of them. Well, Rosemary's Baby maybe, but after this summer run I have no faith whatsoever in new shows, and I am definitely not getting excited about another Stephen King-adaptation either. Plymouth and Hillary... I'm not American, so I'm not even interested in these shows from a cultural standpoint, to be honest. I'm going completely dark-cloud-over-head with these new shows.
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Yup, when I think of Hillary Clinton I picture Diane Lane. Is there any doubt in anyone's mind that this will be a gigantic puff piece?
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I don't see the point of a Clinton miniseries after Political Animals stole her life without crediting her - and that was bad. Oh and everything else sounds awful.
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My assumption is that virtually everything put out by the networks relating to HRC for the next three years or so will be in furtherance -- covert or otherwise -- of putting her in the White House.
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Hard to argue with that.
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I was looking forward to Rosemarys baby but i'm not anymore. A four hour miniseries set in Paris sounds like crap. I was hoping for a modernized version of the book.

I might give tommyknockers a chance.

The others sound like crap, a waste of money
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"Stephen King's Under the Dome has done well in ratings, so why not push more King out? NBC is adapting King's 1987 book Tommyknockers for television."

Why not? Because ABC already did it in 1993? It was a crappy mini-series, but then again, it isn't one of King's better novels, either.
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I remember the 1993 mini-series and it was OK at best. There are plenty of novels to choose from for a new mini-series. If NBC was ambitious, the could try to remake "The Stand." Love Gary Sinise in that.
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They could do a true-to-the-book adaption of Running Man, or The Long Walk, The Talisman, Eyes of the Dragon, Cell (zombies being big right now), Black House, or The Regulators for starters. It's like they called up King and asked for a list of books that he doesn't have licensed, and picked the one that doesn't already have a remake or a sequel.
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I have always wanted to see someone make a movie, miniseries or tv show based on The Long Walk. I loved the story. Great Idea.
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Plymouth?....really...?...not sure that's gripping stuff on a prime time slot.
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All sounds meh but surely NBC will get one out of four right?
Perhaps the Jesus on stag do in Thailand one you mentioned?
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They all seem so boring.
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Although Tommyknockers isn't the newest story out there, it was one of my favorite books as a kid. And it has been horribly done in the past so why not...
Plenty reason of doubt is given with NBC ordering it, but still...
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