Bonnie & Clyde (miniseries)

Bonnie & Clyde is a revisionist 2013 miniseries about Great Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow starring Emile Hirsch as Clyde Barrow and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker. The two-part series aired on consecutive nights, December 8 and 9, 2013, simultaneously on A&E, History, and Lifetime (all owned by A&E Networks).[1] The first previews were released on September 23, 2013.[2] The series was widely criticized for its historical inaccuracies, particularly as it was aired on History.[3]

Bonnie & Clyde
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GenreHistorical fiction
Written byJohn Rice
Joe Batteer
Directed byBruce Beresford
StarringEmile Hirsch
Holliday Grainger
Sarah Hyland
Elizabeth Reaser
Holly Hunter
William Hurt
Theme music composerJohn Debney
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes2
ProducersDavid A. Rosemont
Craig Zadan
Neil Meron
CinematographyFrancis Kenny
EditorsJohn David Allen
David Beatty
Running time174 minutes (two parts)
Production companySony Pictures Television
DistributorStoryline Entertainment
Original networkA&E
Original releaseDecember 8 (2013-12-08) –
December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)


The two-part television series is based on the true story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber, sweeps Parker – a young and impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, who is already married – off her feet. In the early 1930s, the two embark on one of the most infamous crime sprees in American history.

Part 1: Tells the story of Clyde Barrow's childhood growing up in rural Texas with his older brother Buck as they steal chickens, and later they do a stint in prison for stealing bigger and better things. After Buck ends up incarcerated again, Clyde meets the love of his life Bonnie Parker, who dreams of becoming a movie star in Hollywood. Soon the couple goes on a crime spree, robbing banks together after Clyde's partner is caught. They are able to stay one step ahead of the "laws" while they rob bigger banks in the state.

Part 2: Clyde asks his newlywed brother Buck to help them. Not wanting to be alone at home, his wife Blanche becomes the fourth member of the Barrow Gang. However, Bonnie pushes Clyde to commit more dangerous crimes and rob banks across the state line to generate headlines in the newspapers, and their life of crime soon leads to their deaths.




Part 1 of Bonnie & Clyde delivered 9.8 million total viewers simulcast on three networks. This is cable's best miniseries opening in ratings since 2006's Broken Trail, outside of History's Hatfields & McCoys and The Bible.[4] A&E Networks closed out its two-part miniseries with 7.4 million viewers.[5]


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  1. ^ Lewis, Dave (2013-05-22). "Bonnie and Clydes Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger rob banks in new images". Retrieved 2013-10-02.
  2. ^ The Deadline Team (2013-09-23). "Hot TV Clip: 'Bonnie & Clyde'". Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  3. ^ McNamara, Mary (2013-12-07). "Review: 'Bonnie and Clyde' looks great, but its history is way off". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  4. ^ ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Delivers 9.8 Million Total Viewers in Simulcast Across A + E Networks - Ratings |
  5. ^ 'Bonnie & Clyde' miniseries finale draws 7.4 million viewers - Los Angeles Times
  6. ^ a b "Critics' Choice TV Awards 2014: And the nominees are..." Entertainment Weekly. May 28, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  7. ^ a b 2013 Satellite Nominations, December 2013.

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