Hulu has obtained the rights to Curtis Sittenfeld’s alternative history book Rodham, which takes place in an alternate history where Hilary Rodham never married ex-president Bill Clinton, Variety has learned.
According to the trade, the series is described as telling the story of an ambitious young woman (Rodham), developing her extraordinary mind in the latter part of the 20th century, moving from idealism to cynicism and all the way back again.
Sarah Tareem (The Affair) will write and executive produce the series with The Handmaid’s Tale executive producer Warren Littlefield and his production company The Littlefield Company along with Fox 21 Television Studios, where Littlefield is under an overall deal.
If the series goes to order, this would be the second project from Disney-owned Hulu that centers on Hilary Clinton. The streamer debuted the four-part docuseries, Hilary, back in March, which takes a look at the life and work of Hillary Rodham Clinton, interweaving biographical chapters of her life with behind-the-scenes footage from her 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
Sittenfeld’s book “Rodham” was originally published back in May and went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Sittenfeld’s other books include “You Think I’ll Say It,” “Eligible,” “Sisterland,” and “American Wife.”
Hulu is quickly developing new original series to increase their streaming library with titles including, Monsterland starring Kelly Marie Tran (The Rise of Skywalker) and Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman (Aquaman), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), and Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast). The streamer also signed first-look deals with actors Joey King (The Kissing Booth) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), both will also be developing new projects for the streamer.