Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign inspires new Netflix drama 'The Girls on the Bus'
The series will be loosely based on the book 'Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling' written by Amy Chozick
Netflix has announced that it is producing a new drama series inspired by Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 presidential campaign.
The series will be loosely based on the book 'Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling' written by New York Times journalist Amy Chozick who followed Hillary starting with her 2008 campaign to her loss to President Donald Trump in 2016.
The series is titled 'The Girls on the Bus' and, rather than focusing on the presidential campaigns, it will revolve around four female journalists who take up the roles of covering presidential candidates.
The title of the show is a reference to the famous book 'The Boys on the Bus' about male reporters who were dominant during the election campaigns.
As the reporters follow the presidential candidates around the country, they end up forming deep bonds and friendships while also dealing with various scandals that emerge, reported The Hollywood Reporter. The show will feature fictional characters and will have little resemblance or relation to Hillary's campaigns.
In the book, Chozick follows Hillary throughout her campaign and visits 48 states with her. The book gives people an insider's perspective as it narrates the story of the first-hand experience of a person taking part in the campaign.
While the series doesn't offer insights into Hillary's campaign, it would be interesting to see the difficulties and hardships that journalist have to undergo when they cover presidential campaigns. It will allow viewers to dive into the experience of exploring what goes on behind the scenes of a presidential campaign.
Julie Plec will be writing the series while also serving as an executive producer to the show alongside Chozick. Greg Berlanti will executive produce the show.
Plec has previously worked on many popular shows such as 'The Vampire Diaries', 'The Originals', the 'Roswell', and many others. Berlanti also has a number of shows under his belt, including 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', 'Titans', 'Stargirl', and many others. The two have worked together previously on 'Dawson's Creek' and 'Tomorrow People'.
'The Girls on the Bus' will reportedly be an add-on to other political shows such as 'First Ladies'—which focuses on Michelle Obama—and 'The Oval', and will be loosely connected to them in terms of the plotline.