Netflix adapting series based on Hillary’s failed 2016 campaign

Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon) and Julie Plec (Vampire Diaries) are developing a series for Netflix based on a chapter in New York Times journalist Amy Chozick’s novel Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling.

The Girls on the Bus will, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “chronicle four female journalists who follow the every move of a parade of flawed presidential candidates, finding friendship, love and a scandal that could take down not just the presidency but our entire democracy along the way.”

Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign serves as the inspiration behind the show, but it won’t delve into her loss specifically as all characters in the show will be fictionalized.

The book the show is loosely based on was published last year and “tells the story of the 2016 presidential election that saw former first lady and secretary of state Clinton’s attempt to become the first woman to serve as president of the United States end in defeat to Republican Donald Trump.”


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