With both the novel and the series written by women, the series is set to follow a previous docu-series that chronicled Clinton's life, called Hillary. That project, helmed by Nanette Burstein, featured several interviews with Hillary, Bill, their daughter Chelsea, other insiders.
Rodham takes an unconventional route to understand the trajectory of Clinton's life and career. In an interview with ELLE U.S., author Sittenfeld detailed the inspiration behind her what-if historical retelling.
"I was very disappointed and upset after the election," she said. "Something that I thought about in the next few months was, I have kids and I know that for kids—for grade school children—a lot of them were aware of the 2016 election, aware of who Hillary was, but had no idea that Bill Clinton existed or had been president or was Hillary’s husband. I just thought, 'Oh my gosh, that would be an interesting premise for a novel.'"
Eager for Rodham? Take a look at the novel below, while you patiently await the new series:
Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld, $49.67 from amazon.com.au