Hulu has released a trailer and announced the premiere date for a new documentary series about the first woman elected president of the United States — well, by the popular vote, anyway.
Hillary, debuting March 6, is billed by Hulu as “a remarkably intimate portrait of a woman in the public eye” — Hillary Clinton, who bested Donald Trump by nearly 3 million votes in the 2016 election but lost the Electoral College, and therefore the presidency.
The four-part series features exclusive interviews with Clinton herself, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea Clinton, as well as staff, friends, and journalists. It also includes never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage and clips from her earlier life, as she journeyed from president of her Young Republicans chapter to a devoted Democrat who became a first lady, a U.S. senator, and secretary of State.
“I provoke strong opinions,” Clinton says in the trailer, which juxtaposes images of her supporters chanting “HRC” with clips of Trump supporters yelling “Lock her up.” The trailer goes on to provide an overview of her triumphs and her challenges.
“Hillary is a deeply personal, reflective, and unflinching look at the woman who is arguably the most recognizable female political figure in history,” Hulu CEO Randy Freer said in a press release. “Hillary is yet another example of Hulu’s continued commitment to elevating powerful and relevant stories about the human experience.”
“This was a fantastic opportunity,” director Nanette Burstein added. “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 50 years, and especially what happens to women who aspire to take on roles traditionally inhabited by men.” Burstein’s other directing credits include the documentaries The Kid Stays in the Picture, American Teen, and On the Ropes; she and co-director Brett Morgen were Oscar-nominated for the latter.
Hillary is executive-produced by Burstein, Howard T. Owens, and Ben Silverman for the production company Propagate. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for viewers to see a real, unvarnished look at the incredible career of Hillary Rodham Clinton, one of the most influential politicians in American history,” said Owens, cofounder of Propagate. “Thanks to extensive interviews with Secretary Clinton, her family, friends, staff, and politicos from both sides of the aisle, this is one of the most compelling political documentaries in history. Hulu has been a terrific partner, and we look forward to doing much more together.”
Check out the trailer below.