AceShowbiz - Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are heading to Hulu. "Little Fires Everywhere", a limited series which hails from the "Big Little Lies" star and the "Scandal" actress, has been given a straight-to-series order by Hulu.
Based on Celeste Ng's best-selling book of the same name, the limited series will consist of eight episodes. In addition to starring, both Reese and Kerry are attached as executive producers. No premiere date has been announced for the upcoming series, which is written by showrunner/executive producer Liz Tigelaar.
"Hulu has a rich history of transforming groundbreaking literature into groundbreaking television, and we are confident that their talented team will use this story to spur a long-overdue dialogue around race, class, and what it means to be a mother," Reese shared in a statement. "With Kerry Washington, Liz Tigelaar and now Hulu, Hello Sunshine has brought together a dream lineup of creative collaborators, and we are privileged and humbled to have the opportunity to work with them to bring this important project to life."
"As producers, we at Simpson Street are so proud to be part of this team to tell this extraordinary story inspired by Celeste Ng's phenomenal novel and we are thrilled to be embarking on this journey with Hulu," Kerry added. "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."
Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the 2017 novel chronicles the life of two families living in 1990s Shaker Heights who are brought together through their children. The book was picked by Reese's book club in September and was an instant best-seller, appearing on many year-end best-of lists for 2017.
Reese, with her company Hello Sunshine, is also developing a yet-untitled-morning show for Apple. Joining forces with her "Friends" co-star Jennifer Aniston, the potential series will tackle "the competition and everything that goes on behind those scenes, which has been quite enlightening."