Now that was fast!
After meeting with a number of networks and streaming platforms, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington’s small-screen adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere was picked up by Hulu.
The streaming giant ordered the show straight to series. The novel by Celeste Ng was Reese’s book club’s September pick, quickly after she decided to secure the rights for adaptation through her production company, Hello Sunshine.
Witherspoon said 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.”
Washington also released a statement of her own following the news that the project found a home with Hulu.
“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. 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.”
This will be Washington’s first role following the end of ABC’s Scandal where she plays Olivia Pope. The streaming project joins Witherspoon’s other streaming project with Jennifer Aniston already in gestation for Apple.