Magazine article Screen International

History Greenlights Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama Series 'The Breach'

Magazine article Screen International

History Greenlights Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama Series 'The Breach'

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Six-episode series is currently casting.

History has ordered the six-episode scripted drama series The Breach: Inside The Impeachment Of Bill Clinton.

The political thriller will tell how one of the biggest scandals in recent US history unfolded - from the revelation that President Clinton was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, through the political warfare that saw Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, prosecutor Ken Starr, Congressman Bob Livingston and many others dominate the national headlines.

The series from FremantleMedia North America in association with A+E Studios is based on Peter Baker’s New York Times bestseller, The Breach: Inside The Impeachment And Trial Of William Jefferson Clinton. R.J. Cutler will direct and serve as executive producer, and wrote the pilot with David K Israel.

Barry Jossen serves as executive producer for A+E Studios. FremantleMedia International will serve as the global distributor for The Breach. Casting is currently underway.

“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,” Eli Lehrer, History’s executive vice-president of programming who made the announcement,said. …

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