Hulu ignites Little Fires Everywhere

Angelo Anderson
March 13, 2018

Just ten days ago, it was announced that Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington were teaming to produce and star in an eight-episode drama based on Celeste Ng's book LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE, and now streaming giant Hulu has won a bidding war to stream the series on the network.

The series comes from Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine, Washington's Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios.

Liz Tigelaar - whose credits include "Life Unexpected" and "Casual" - wrote and will serve as showrunner/executive producer on the project. Her studio Simpson Street is also involved with producing, giving her some real skin in the game.

The series follows a model family and their interactions with a mysterious mother and daughter who disrupt their lives. The book, which Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter optioned prior to publication, was then brought to Washington, and together they approached Tigelaar to adapt it.

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. Author Ng is also on board as a producer. "Little Fires Everywhere" is an adaptation of Celeste Ng's book by the same title. "This is exactly the type of compelling and culturally relevant content that embodies our Hulu Originals brand". Witherspoon and Washington will both star and executive produce the series. She's also behind highly-anticipated upcoming projects such as Noah Hawley's (Legion, Fargo) directorial debut Pale Blue Dot, Disney's live-action Tinker Bell movie and her secretive and expensive new morning-show drama with Jennifer Aniston over at Apple. The 41-year-old actress is also the first African-American to be given the best actress recognition in the past 18 years. She was nominated for an Emmy as Olivia Pope. 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".

Tigelaar, now a co-exec producer on Apple's Witherspoon-Aniston morning show drama, counts Hulu's Casual, ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club, A&E's Bates Motel, ABC's Nashville, Revenge and Once Upon a Time and creating The CW's Life Unexpected among her credits.

"We're thrilled to be in business with these incredible women, each a powerhouse in her own right. We're excited to have another project with our friends at Hulu, which is an ideal home for this project", said Patrick Moran, president, ABC Studios/ABC Signature.

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