Alumna Lisa Cholodenko '97 Directs for New Hulu Series, 'The Girl From Plainville'

Angeline Dimambro
February 24, 2022

Alumna Lisa Cholodenko ’97 directed two episodes of Hulu’s forthcoming series, The Girl From Plainville.

The Girl From Plainville is inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter’s unprecedented “texting-suicide” case. Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, the limited series explores Carter’s relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death, and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.

The show stars Elle Fanning as Michelle Carter, Chloë Sevigny as Lynn Roy (Conrad’s mother), and Colton Ryan as Conrad 'Coco' Roy III. 

Cholodenko directed the first two episodes of the eight-episode series. Hulu will premiere the first three episodes of the series on March 29, 2022.

Watch a teaser trailer for The Girl From Plainville below.

headshot of Lisa Cholodenko

Lisa Cholodenko lives in Los Angeles and writes and directs film and television. Her feature films High ArtLaurel Canyon, and The Kids Are All Right, which received several Golden Globes and Academy Award nominations, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Cholodenko got her start in film as assistant editor on Boyz n the Hood and Used People. After earning her MFA at Columbia University, Cholodenko wrote and directed several acclaimed short films. In 2019, Unbelievable, a miniseries for which Cholodenko served as an executive producer and director of three episodes, received a total of four Golden Globes nominations. She will also write and direct the American version of the German indie darling Toni Erdmann.