Rodham, a Hillary Clinton Alternative History, in the Works at Hulu

Chloe Foussianes
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From Town & Country

Following its documentary series, Hillary, Hulu is doubling down on the content about the former First Lady. The streaming platform has acquired the rights for Rodham—a novel by Curtis Sittenfeld that reimagines what Hillary's life would have looked like if she never married Bill Clinton—and is reportedly developing it as a television series.

Here's what we know so far about the show.

It comes from the co-creator of The Affair.

Sarah Treem, a writer and producer who, in addition to co-creating The Affair, has worked on In Treatment and House of Cards, will write and executive produce the show (should it be ordered to series). Sittenfeld will also executive produce, as will Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid's Tale, Fargo).

Photo credit: Cynthia Johnson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Cynthia Johnson - Getty Images

So far, it sounds more or less like the novel.

Per the Wrap, the logline for the show reads, "Rodham imagines an alternative history where Hillary Rodham never marries Bill Clinton and asks what would have happened to her life and our country, if she had made a different choice. A modern parable about choices, feminism and why this country has such a complicated relationship to women in power… Rodham tells 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 again."

It's still early days.

The show hasn't even been officially ordered to series, so it may be awhile before fans hear anything about casting or premiere dates—but Town & Country will be sure to update this article if any news comes out.

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