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Entertainment Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama Series Scrapped at History

02:53  05 april  2018
02:53  05 april  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Picked up straight to series in September, The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton was set to be a six-part scripted series from The project was poised to be based on Peter Baker’s New York Times best-seller The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton .

The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton was greenlighted by History in September as a six-part scripted drama series based on Peter Baker’s bestseller A rep for History confirmed that the network is no longer going forward with the project in what was described as a creative decision.

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Ryan Murphy isn't the only one scrapping scripted projects about Monica Lewinsky.

Hours after The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported that the prolific showrunner had scrapped plans for a Lewinsky-themed season of FX anthology American Crime Story, History has done the same with its Bill Clinton impeachment drama.

Picked up straight to series in September, The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton was set to be a six-part scripted series from Emmy winner R.J. Cutler (Nashville). The project was poised to be based on Peter Baker’s New York Times best-seller The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton. Described as a political thriller, the series was to offer a detailed account of how the Lewinsky scandal unfolded, taking viewers inside the war rooms on both sides of the political aisle, the clashes among the president's advisers, the secret negotiations between the White House and Congress and the pressure from both sides to either push Clinton out or force him to resign.

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Bill Clinton Impeachment -Focused Drama The Breach Scrapped at History . The news comes just hours after it was revealed that executive producer Ryan Murphy has scrapped plans for an American Crime Story season revolving around the affair between President Clinton and White House intern

History has opted not to move forward with its six-episode drama series The Breach, about the impeachment of the former Potus, our sister The news comes just hours after it was revealed that executive producer Ryan Murphy has scrapped plans for an American Crime Story season revolving

Cutler wrote the script alongside David K. Israel and was to also direct and executive produce alongside A+E Studios' Barry Jossen. FremantleMedia North America was on board to produce. The project began a casting search for an actor to play Clinton but had trouble casting the lead. An E&E spokesperson told THR that a creative decision to scrap The Breach was made "a while ago."

Murphy, meanwhile, optioned Jeffrey Toobin's A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President back in January 2017, eyeing a reunion with the author whose source material inspired the Emmy-winning People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. The prolific showrunner, who recently inked a $300 million deal to move to Netflix, had wanted to cast a newcomer as Lewinsky. Murphy told THR as part of this week's cover story that he had second thoughts about taking on Lewinsky's story.

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History has abandoned its planned scripted drama series based on the Bill Clinton impeachment from R.J. Cutler. A rep for History confirmed that the network is no longer going forward with the project in what was described as a creative decision.

History has decided not to move forward with a scripted series that explored President Bill Clinton 's impeachment , Variety has confirmed. The cable network announced in September that they had greenlit the drama with a six-episode commitment. The series would have begun with the revelation

"I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" Murphy recalls telling Lewinsky at a Hollywood party. " 'If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'"

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