Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt opened his Television Critics Assn. exec session by talking up the Peacock's "year of improvement" and unveiling four high-profile longform projects in the works.
Greenblatt said the Peacock is working on a miniseries about Hillary Clinton to star Diane Lane; a reboot of "Rosemary's Baby"; a new version of Stephen King
's "Tommyknockers"; and a historical project with Mark Burnett
about the pilgrims' landing at Plymouth Rock.
Greenblatt emphasized that networks "need to be in the event business.... All of (the new projects) have their own event nature."
The role of Bill Clinton has not yet been cast, nor is there a completed script yet, Greenblatt said. He said the mini would likely air before Hillary Clinton formally declares herself to be a presidential candidate in 2016.
NBC has more special event projects that will be unveiled in the coming weeks, Greenblatt said.
Greenblatt cites the network's success in making improvements on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights last season, which was a big goal going into the year.
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