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(CNN) — The title “Rodham” has already been claimed for a forthcoming film, and now a new series coming to broadcast television will use the other half of a famous name: “Hillary.”

It could find a larger audience than other such projects in the works – it is being produced for a broadcast television network.

Former secretary of state, senator, first lady – and possible 2016 presidential candidate – Hillary Clinton will be the subject of a four-hour miniseries coming to NBC, the network said Saturday.

Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Clinton, and the series will be written by Courtney Hunt, whose debut film “Frozen River” was nominated for an Oscar.

NBC said the series is in “early development” alongside other historical-themed projects.

“Hillary” will begin in 1998, the year her husband, President Bill Clinton, denied having had an affair with a White House intern and was impeached by the House.

It was not clear whether an actor would be cast to play him or who that would be.

“In the years following, she would eventually become a United States senator, run for president and, ultimately, serve the country as secretary of state,” the network said.

The producers of “Rodham” have not yet announced a leading actress but said they are talking to a number of potential candidates. It will focus on an earlier period in her life when she worked on the House committee investigating the Watergate scandal.

By Gregory Wallace and Henry Hanks

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