Netflix has given a series order to “The Girls on the Bus,” a drama from “Legacies” creator/executive producer Julie Plec, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. Television (where Plec and Berlanti are under overall deals). The project is inspired by “The Girls on the Bus” chapter of Amy Chozick’s best-selling book “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling.”
Published in April 2018, “Chasing Hillary” tells the story of the 2016 presidential election that saw former first lady and secretary of state Clinton’s attempt to become the first woman to serve as president of the United States end in defeat to Republican Donald Trump. Chozick chronicled Clinton’s pursuit of the presidency dating back to her failed 2008 campaign. Chozick reported from Clinton’s campaign bus and inside its Brooklyn headquarters, following the candidate through 48 states to tell the story of what really happened.
Unlike the book, the upcoming series will chronicle four female journalists who follow the every move of a parade of flawed presidential candidates, finding friendship, love and a scandal that could take down not just the presidency but our entire democracy along the way. Sources say that while the series is inspired by “Chasing Hillary,” the Netflix offering is not about Hillary Clinton or the 2016 U.S.
Julie Plec will write the script alongside Chozick. Greg Berlanti will executive produce.