Thursday, September 14, 2017

History Gives Series Order to Drama 'The Breach' Based on the Bill Clinton Impeachment

History has just picked up the six-part drama series The Breach: Inside the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from Emmy winner R.J. Cutler and based on Peter Baker's bestselling novel.

Cutler is writing the series, with David K. Israel set to direct. They will executive produce alongside Barry Jossen. A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America produce.

"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," said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President of Programming, History. "This drama builds upon our core scripted programming slate of compelling, contemporary storytelling that embraces our recent history and we are confident R.J. will bring a unique vision to President Clinton's gripping story."

"This is a moment in American history that altered the direction of this country," added Dante Di Loreto, President of Scripted Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America. "It's a deeply emotional and personal story that caused one of the biggest political storms in our history. FremantleMedia is home to some of the finest creative talent around the world. We're thrilled to now be partnering with R.J. and History on The Breach."

"Set at the dawn of the cable news wars and the social media revolution, The Breach is a remarkable political story," said Cutler. "It's the origin tale of how our government was broken and has never really healed. It's also a thrilling tale of personal and professional ambition, of enormous hubris in the name of acquiring power, and of personal foibles, all of which nearly brought down a presidency."