Hillary Clinton Alternative History Series in Development at Hulu


Hulu has opted for the rights to Curtis Sittenfeld’s alternative history book “Rodham,” which takes place in a world in which Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton.The series is described as telling the story of an ambitious young woman, developing her extraordinary mind in the latter part of the 20th century, moving from idealism to cynicism and all the way back.

Sarah Treem is attached to the writing and executive production of the project. “The Handmaid’s Tale” executive producer Warren Littlefield will also be producing “Rodham” via The Littlefield Company with Sittenfeld. Fox 21 Television Studios, where Littlefield is under a global contract, will produce.

If the show were to go into series, it would be the second Hillary Clinton-focused project Hulu aired. The streamer launched the four-part documentary series “Hillary” in March. This series chronicled his 2016 presidential campaign while exploring the events from his past that shaped his life.

“Rodham” was originally published in May and became a New York Times bestseller. Sittenfeld’s other books include “You Think I’ll Say It”, “Eligible”, “Sisterland” and “American Wife”.

Treem was previously the co-creator and showrunner of Showtime’s critically acclaimed series “The Affair”. Her other credits include “In Treatment”, “House of Cards” and “How to Make It in America”. Variety exclusively reported in May that the Gal Gadot-led series on Hedy Lamarr, which Treem will write and executive produce, has been rolled out at Apple with direct serial order. Littlefield is also executive producer on this project.


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