Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon Series 'Little Fires Everywhere' Headed to Hulu

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Hulu nabs Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere series adaptation, starring powerhouse Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.

The series follows a model family and their interactions with a mysterious mother and daughter who disrupt their lives.

The book also deals with the relation of art in a person's journey to finding the identity and the danger of conforming to rules. The project is from the latter's Hello Sunshine with ABC Signature Studios. Liz Tigelaar ("Life Unexpected", "Casual") is the showrunner and executive producer. Hulu has won the bidding war between networks and streaming services, and picked up the TV adaptation for a limited straight-to-series eight-episode order, Deadline reports.

Stillerman said that as soon as Witherspoon pitched the story through the Hello Sunshine Studio, which she founded in 2016, it was nearly an instinct that they partner together.

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As previously announced, Witherspoon and Washington will also star as leads in the series.

A premiere date hasn't been set yet, but the limited series received a straight-to-order series after Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine snatched up the rights to Ng's book before it was published a year ago and brought it to Washington and her Simpson Street banner. As of now, there is no set premiere date for Little Fires Everywhere. Washington and her ABC Studios-based Simpson Street banner-topper Pilar Savone will exec produce. "This is exactly the type of compelling and culturally relevant content that embodies our Hulu Originals brand".

Witherspoon spoke about the exciting news, saying in a statement, "Hulu has a rich history of transforming groundbreaking literature into groundbreaking television, and we are confident that their talented team will use this story to spur a long-overdue dialogue around race, class, and what it means to be a mother".

This is the third TV project Witherspoon has attached herself to in recent months, following Big Little Lies, which is gearing up for its second season, and a morning TV show drama with Jennifer Aniston. The book, which Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter optioned prior to publication, was then brought to Washington, and together they approached Tigelaar to adapt it. Washington added that she was "floored to have the opportunity to work alongside Reese Witherspoon exploring the rich themes of this story playing these dynamic characters".


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