Hulu developing Hillary Clinton alternate history series
After partnering with the former presidential candidate for the four-part docuseries centered on her, Hulu is continuing its dive into Hillary Clinton by developing a series adaptation of Curtis Sittenfeld’s alternate history book Rodham, according to Variety.
Published in May, the New York Times bestseller explores a world in which she doesn’t follow Bill Clinton back to Arkansas in the ’70s and, doubting the possible marriage after his multiple proposals, she breaks up with him and leaves the southern state, instead blazing her own trail over the next four decades and eventually crossing paths with him multiple times, raising questions in her mind about he tradeoffs people make in building a life.
The Affair co-creator and showrunner Sarah Treem is attached to write and executive produce the project, which is currently in a pilot state, with The Handmaid’s Tale EP Warren Littlefield attached to executive produce via his Littlefield Company banner alongside Sittenfield, while Fox 21 Television Studios will produce.
If the streaming platform orders the project to series, it will be the second Hillary Clinton-focused title they have aired after the four-part docuseries Hillary, which originally premiered at the Sundance and Berlin International film festivals at the start of the year following its bow on Hulu on March 6, where it would earn critical acclaim.
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