Little Fires Everywhere gets straight-to-series order at Hulu

Reese Witherspoon Kerry Washington
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Earlier this month, we brought you news that Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon were teaming up for a limited event series based on the novel Little Fires Everywhere. Liz Tigelaar ("Life Unexpected", "Casual") is the showrunner and executive producer.

Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter will executive produce for Hello Sunshine, with Washington also executive producing alongside her Simpson Street head Pilar Savone.

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

Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street then approached ABC Signature to bring them into the fold, and Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature became studio co-production partners on the project. It also examines the "weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster". Ng will receive a producing credit. Ng will serve as 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", he said. In addition to starring, both Reese and Kerry are attached as executive producers. Washington is about to end her run as Olivia Pope on ABC's Scandal and has a few more TV projects that she's producing in the works. The actress has been part of the drama for the past seven seasons.

In 2013, she became the first African-American woman nominated for a Best Actress Emmy in the last 18 years.

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.

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.

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", said Patrick Moran, president, ABC Studios/ABC Signature. Witherspoon has produced other books for television, including HBO's Emmy award winning mini-series Big Little Lies.



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