Across social media, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington have shared vague hints about their forthcoming series Little Fires Everywhere, based on the blockbuster novel by Celeste Ng, including a few peeks behind the scenes. From what we’ve seen so far, it’s going to be the next Big Little Lies.
Here’s everything we know about the show:
The first trailers are here. Hulu unveiled a teaser for Little Fires Everywhere on Friday, January 17—and it’s explosive. Watch it for yourself, below:
On February 20, Hulu released the first full-length trailer for the show, filled with tense moments and a lot of mystery. It opens with Witherspoon’s character watching her home burn, but it’s unclear who set the fire. If the brief scenes between Witherspoon and Washington are any indication, this show is going to be a must-watch.
The cast is stacked. Witherspoon and Washington will headline the series as rival matriarchs of the Richardson and Warren families. Joshua Jackson will play Witherspoon’s husband. Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, and Lexi Underwood will also appear in the series.
On Tuesday, June 11, Witherspoon released a first look at the two central leads. Their styling is pure ’90s suburban glamour, and they perfectly capture the spirit of the characters.
“Bringing it back to the ’90s! Meet Mia Warren and Elena Richardson. So excited to be shooting @LittleFiresHulu with the incredibly talented @kerrywashington!” Witherspoon wrote.
Washington also shared the photo on Twitter, captioning it, “Meet Elena Richardson and Mia Warren.”
It’s based on Celeste Ng’s best-selling novel. Little Fires Everywhere topped the best-seller list in 2017 shortly following its debut. It’s the kind of women-centric, multigenerational drama that’s begging for a TV adaptation. The novel follows two opposing families in Shaker Heights, Ohio: the Richardsons, an affluent family with four children, and the Warrens, a mother-daughter duo who struggle to get by. An unexpected friendship between the families’ children draws them together, but a custody battle for a Chinese American baby threatens to tear them—and the entire town—apart.
The show won’t copy the book line for line, but Ng gave the adaptation her stamp of approval after a visit to the writers room last fall. “True to the characters and themes and plot, but with lots of new layers and some tweaks and twists,” she tweeted.
Washington and Witherspoon are also executive producers on the series.
The show will air on Hulu. Washington and Witherspoon secured the rights to Little Fires Everywhere back in 2018. It was shopped around to several streaming networks before finding a home at Hulu.
It’s expected to run for one season. The show will air eight episodes on Hulu, so technically it’s a miniseries. Big Little Lies started out that way too…and then we got a second season. So the story could go on.
A release date is set. March 18, 2020.
Halie LeSavage is a contributing writer at Glamour. Follow her @halielesavage.
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