After a search for the perfect network to air their new TV show, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington have found Hulu to be the home for Little Fires Everywhere. The series will be a limited series adaptation, where the two women will be the lead roles. Liz Tigelaar will be the writer for the series, making the line-up for the show filled with powerful women. Amazing!
Based on the best-selling novel by Celeste Ng, the series revolves around the adoption of a Chinese-American baby, a battle for custody and a war in Shaker Heights, Ohio. “Celeste wove a beautiful, riveting story that spoke to all of us, and when we heard the vision Reese, Kerry and Liz have for the series, we knew immediately that we had to bring it to Hulu,” said Hulu Chief Content Officer Joel Stillerman in a statement. “We’re honored to bring this powerful story to the screen with Hello Sunshine, in their first studio project. This is exactly the type of compelling and culturally relevant content that embodies our Hulu Originals brand.”
Witherspoon has been a fan of this book for awhile, as she chose it for her book club pick in September 2017. The Big Little Lies star then approached Washington about a show before going to Tigelaar with Washington to ask her to write it. I could not be more obsessed with how this show was planned.
Little Fires Everywhere will be produced by ABC Signature Studios, Washington’s Simpson Street, and Hello Sunshine—Witherspoon’s media and content company centered around changing the narrative for women through storytelling in all ways. “At Hello Sunshine, we strive to shine a light on female-driven stories that are rooted in inspiration, emotion and truth – all of which form the bedrock of Celeste Ng’s ingenious work,” Witherspoon said 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. With Kerry Washington, Liz Tigelaar and now Hulu, Hello Sunshine has brought together a dream lineup of creative collaborators, and we are privileged and humbled to have the opportunity to work with them to bring this important project to life.”
To say I’m excited is an understatement. It will be so cool to see these powerful women bring a novel to life and I can only imagine it will be an amazing adaptation. I’m definitely going to read Little Fires Everywhere before watching the series.