Everything We Know so Far About Hulu’s Hillary Clinton Docuseries

It is now commonplace for political figures to be the subject of documentaries and docuseries. On Tuesday, Hulu announced that it will soon release a Hilary Clinton docuseries and it will debut at a major film festival.

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‘Hilary’ will hit the Sundance Film Festival

The news of the docuseries came along with the announcement that it will first premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. After it bows at Sundance, it will later be released on Hulu. The first teaser for the film was unveiled on Tuesday too.

Hillary is a deeply personal, reflective and unflinching look at the woman who is arguably the most recognizable female political figure in history,” said Randy Freer, CEO, Hulu. “Hillary is yet another example of Hulu’s continued commitment to elevating powerful and relevant stories about the human experience and joins our growing slate of original documentaries including award-winning Minding The Gap and Ask Dr. Ruth.”

The team behind ‘Hilary’

The docuseries is directed by Nanette Burstein, who also directed On The Ropes. The streaming service says that “Hillary is a remarkably intimate portrait of a woman in the public eye, providing unprecedented personal access to the former First Lady and Secretary of State. The series gives viewers an up-close view of the woman who has permeated American culture for more than 30 years and her historic presidential run.”

“This was a fantastic opportunity,” said Burstein. “Secretary Clinton gave me extraordinary access to her life story, which is utterly compelling.  Beyond that, given the particulars of her narrative, we were able to highlight the history of the women’s movement over the last fifty years, and especially what happens to women who aspire to take on roles traditionally inhabited by men.”  

What will ‘Hilary’ feature?

The docuseries will have interviews Clinton, her husband former President Bill Clinton, her daughter Chelsea Clinton, as well as staff, friends and journalists.

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The project will have moments that have never been seen before form her 2016 campaign, as well as what Hulu calls “biographical chapters of Clinton’s life and seeks to examine how she became at once one of the most admired and vilified women in the world.”

The Sundance Film Festival will be held from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2, 2020.