August 2, 2018 at 11:59 am PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Hillary Clinton and Steven Spielberg team up for women’s suffrage TV drama

Hillary Clinton (Washington Blade photo by Tom Hausman)

Hillary Clinton is breaking into the television industry.

The former secretary of state is joining forces with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to adapt the book  “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight To Win the Vote” by Elaine Weiss into a television series, according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

The book explores the activists’ longwinded fight for women’s right to vote. The series will be shopped to premium cable or streaming platforms.

“At the heart of democracy lies the ballot box, and Elaine Weiss’ unforgettable book tells the story of the female leaders who — in the face of towering economic, racial and political opposition — fought for and won American women’s right to vote. Unfolding over six weeks in the summer of 1920, The Woman’s Hour is both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for everyone, young and old, male and female, in these perilous times. So much could have gone wrong, but these American women would not take no for an answer: their triumph is our legacy to guard and emulate,” Clinton said in a statement. “I am thrilled to be working with Elaine, Steven and everyone at Amblin Television on bringing this important project to audiences everywhere.”

The project is still searching for a writer.

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