Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon Series 'Little Fires Everywhere' Lands at Hulu

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

Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected, Casual) is on board as showrunner.

Joel Stillerman, Chief Content Officer at Hulu, said that bringingLittle Fires Everywhere to its platform is appropriate because of its persuasive and culturally sensitive nature that is typical of Hulu's original contents.

"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".

"Little Fires Everywhere" represents Hello Sunshine's first production as a studio.

Witherspoon has made the transition from movie star to TV star look effortless. "As an actress, I am floored to have the opportunity to work alongside Reese Witherspoon..." she said. Hello Sunshine, Witherspoon's production company, won the bidding rights for the book.

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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.

No premiere date for Little Fires Everywhere's eight-episode season has been announced.

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

Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter will executive produce for Hello Sunshine, with Washington also executive producing alongside her Simpson Street head Pilar Savone. She and Jennifer Aniston will star in as-yet untitled morning show drama for Apple, and she will executive produce "Are You Sleeping", co-produced by Chernin Entertainment with Octavia Spencer attached to star, also for Apple. The 41-year-old actress is also the first African-American to be given the best actress recognition in the past 18 years.

Ng is with UTA and The Book Group. "We're excited to have another project with our friends at Hulu, which is an ideal home for this project", ABC Studios/ABC Signature president Patrick Moran said. The project was reportedly shopped to numerous different networks before cozying up with the streaming service, which houses series like the Emmy Award-winning The Handmaid's Tale, Marvel's Runaways, and Difficult People, among others.

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