If Hillary never met Bill…Jewish author’s alternative history adapted for TV
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If Hillary never met Bill…Jewish author’s alternative history adapted for TV

Hulu has optioned the rights to Curtis Sittenfeld's bestselling novel, Rodham, in which Hillary dates a fictionalised version of Clinton, before discovering his dark side...

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

A novel featuring an alternative history of Hillary Clinton's life has been optioned by Hulu
A novel featuring an alternative history of Hillary Clinton's life has been optioned by Hulu

Author Curtis Sittenfeld’s bestselling alternative history, which imagines a world in which Hillary Rodham never married Bill Clinton, is heading for the small screen.

Hulu has optioned the rights to Rodham for a series, which 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 again”.

In the novel, Hillary meets and starts dating a fictionalised version of Clinton, but the relationship hits the buffers when the former president’s dark side is revealed.

The Handmaid’s Tale’s Warren Littlefield will executive produce, with writer Sarah Treem (The Affair) on board.

The pair are also working on an Apple+ series about Jewish film star Hedy Lamarr, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

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