Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington Are Adapting This Bestselling Novel for Hulu
Get ready to see Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington streaming soon on a screen near you: the stars’ adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere is headed to Hulu, which ordered the show straight to series. Producers met with a number of possible networks before finding a home with the streaming giant, which is most notably home to The Handmaid’s Tale.
Last September, Witherspoon chose the novel by Celeste Ng—about arson and the aftermath of a controversial adoption of a Chinese-American baby in an Ohio suburb—as her book club’s pick. Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, quickly secured the adaptation rights. The show will be co-produced by Hello Sunshine, ABC Signature Studios, and Washington’s production company Simpson Street. Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected, Casual) is on board as showrunner.
This will be Kerry Washington’s first television role following her long-running tenure as Olivia Pope on ABC’s Scandal. Witherspoon also has another streaming project in development: a drama about the behind-the-scenes happenings at a daily morning show with Jennifer Aniston for Apple.