That's the word from NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt, who told a small group of reporters at the Television Critics Association this week that he was interested in tackling a televised production of the musical. Whether it would be live - like NBC's previous musical efforts - or pre-taped - like Fox's upcoming "Rocky Horror Picture Show" - is unclear. But whatever the format, those clamoring to see it shouldn't bet on it airing on the network anytime soon.
"I'm very fortunate to be a personal investor in 'Hamilton, '" Greenblatt told reporters. "I'm friendly and close with all those producers and the creative team, and I think sure, we'd love to be able to film 'Hamilton' in some capacity, but I think it would be years before they even look at a movie or any kind of film version of that show."
While that may be disappointing for those dying to see the show, Greenblatt's remarks still offer a faint glimmer of hope for fans of the hip-hop-flavored production.
"It's a thrilling theatrical experience, " the exec said. "I think it'd be a thrilling movie or television experience, and yeah, I'd love to [bring it to NBC]. I think it's unrealistic for a decade or so, but check back with me then."