Hulu picks up Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington's Little Fires Everywhere

Hulu picks up Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington's Little Fires Everywhere

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to "Little Fires Everywhere", a limited series from and starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller of the same name.

The series will center on the intertwined lives of the Richardson family, as well as a mother and daughter duo who upend their lives. No premiere date has been announced for the upcoming series, which is written by showrunner/executive producer Liz Tigelaar.

"Celeste wove a handsome, riveting story that spoke to all of us, and when we heard the vision of Reese, Kerry, and Liz have for the series, we knew immediately that we had to bring it to Hulu. This is exactly the type of compelling and culturally relevant content that embodies our Hulu Originals brand", he said.

It highlights emotion and truth of a female-driven story that is the basis of Ng's work. "Little Fires Everywhere" is an adaptation of Celeste Ng's book by the same title.

Washington has also tried her hand at producing, with the "Scandal" star set to executive produce the current ABC comedy pilot "Man of the House" starring Alyson Hannigan. Her first big TV project, HBO's Big Little Lies, was such a massive hit that HBO opted to order a second season of the show despite it being intended as a close-ended miniseries. "As an actress, I am floored to have the opportunity to work alongside Reese Witherspoon exploring the rich themes of this story playing these dynamic characters". Soon after, Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine production company acquired adaptation rights.

Witherspoon first discovered Ng's work prior to its publication and took it to Washington before the pair approached Tigelaar to adapt.

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. Witherspoon and Washington will both star and executive produce the series.

Little Fires Everywhere tells the story of a mixed-race baby adopted by Mia, a solo parent, and all of the drama surrounding their life.

The company really broke out into original content previous year with Elisabeth Moss' The Handmaid's Tale, which claimed the streaming industry's first-ever Best Drama Emmy.

Little Fires Everywhere is a big sell for ABC Signature Studios, the cable-focused arm of Disney's ABC Studios.

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