Ng's book follows the story of the Richardson family whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of a mother and daughter. Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected, Casual) is set as showrunner of the series. "This is exactly the type of compelling and culturally relevant content that embodies our Hulu Originals brand". "Little Fires Everywhere" is an adaptation of Celeste Ng's book by the same title. She's also behind highly-anticipated upcoming projects such as Noah Hawley's (Legion, Fargo) directorial debut Pale Blue Dot, Disney's live-action Tinker Bell movie and her secretive and expensive new morning-show drama with Jennifer Aniston over at Apple.More news: Cyclone alert for Kerala coast: Heavy rain, strong winds likely
"As an actress, I am floored to have the opportunity to work alongside Reese Witherspoon exploring the rich themes of this story playing these dynamic characters", Washington continued. Hello Sunshine, Witherspoon's production company, won the bidding rights for the book. Witherspoon then brought the book to Washington, and together they approached Tigelaar to adapt it as a series.
The adaptation project, which was announced early March, is ordered to have an eight-episode initial airing with Witherspoon and Washington as both actresses and executive producers.More news: Essential Phone Gets Android Oreo After All
Joel Stillerman, Hulu's chief content officer, released a statement on Monday expressing his excitement over landing "Little Fires Everywhere". 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". The Oscar victor and Emmy nominee's Hello Sunshine is also exec producing Apple's Kristen Wiig's straight-to-series comedy and developing Octavia Spencer starrer Are You Sleeping for the tech giant. The 41-year-old actress is also the first African-American to be given the best actress recognition in the past 18 years. She is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham. 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.
No word yet on when Little Fires Everywhere will officially begin production.More news: YouTube Goes Dark on Mobile Devices