Produced by Universal Cable Productions, The Girl From Plainville is based on Jesse Barron‘s 2017 Esquire article of the same name, and it hails from The Post writer Liz Hannah and Dr. Death executive producer Patrick Macmanus, who will serve as co-showrunners.
Hannah and Macmanus will also executive produce alongside Fanning and EchoLake’s Brittany Kahan Ward. Barron will serve as a consulting producer alongside Erin Lee Carr, who directed an HBO documentary about the case I Love You, Now Die. Kelly Funke will oversee for Macmanus’ Littleton Road Productions, and the series is slated to start production later this year.
Cholodenko‘s credits include The Kids Are All Right, which was nominated for Best Picture, as well as the celebrated HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, for which she won an Emmy. Cholodenko also directed the well-reviewed indie Laurel Canyon starring Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale and Alessandro Nivola. She’s a great choice for The Girl From Plainville, which will be Fanning‘s second Hulu series along with The Great, which has been renewed for a second season.