Little Fires Everywhere Hulu Series: What We Know

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If you’re wondering about a potential Little Fires Everywhere movie or limited series adaptation, here’s what we know about the Hulu series that’s in the works:

What’s it about? What’s the plot?

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is about a town has been divided over a thorny issue involving the adoption of a baby by a couple in the neighborhood. While the couple is well-off with good intentions, the birth mother has been searching for her baby since she left her at fire station in desperation and then subsequently realized her mistake a few days later. It’s a story about adoption, motherhood, race and social divisions.

See the Full Summary and Review of Little Fires Everywhere from the Bibliofile.

Little Fires Everywhere was published in September 2017 by Penguin, and was selected as Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine’s September 2017 book club pick.

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What format will it be? Will the Little Fires Everywhere adaptation be a Movie or a Series?

It’s planned as a 8-episode limited series.

Who’s behind it?

Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter discovered Little Fires Everywhere before the novel was even published in September 2017. In March 2018, Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company and Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios announced they were teaming up to produce this adaptation.

Later that month, in a competitive bidding war, the limited series was acquired by Hulu to be aired on their streaming service.

Witherspoon and Neustadter from Hello Sunshine are executive producers on the project. Additionally, Washington is an executive producer as well. Pilar Savone from Simpson Street is overseeing the project.

The script is written by Liz Tigelaar, who also serves as showrunner for the series. Tigelaar recently served as executive producer and showrunner of Casual, another Hulu series. She also previously wrote episodes of Casual, Revenge and Bates Motel, among other shows.

From Hulu’s Chief Content Officer Joel Stillerman:

“Celeste wove a beautiful, riveting story that spoke to all of us, and when we heard the vision Reese, Kerry and Liz have for the series, we knew immediately that we had to bring it to Hulu.” “We’re honored to bring this powerful story to the screen with Hello Sunshine, in their first studio project. This is exactly the type of compelling and culturally relevant content that embodies our Hulu Originals brand.”

What’s the status of the Little Fires Everywhere adaptation?

The first season (2020) of Little Fires Everywhere is done filming and in post-production.

Who’s in the cast?

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are heading with the cast with Witherspoon playing Elena Richardson and Wshington playing Mia Warren. Other cast members:

Rosemarie DeWitt as Linda McCullough
Lexi Underwood as Pearl Warren
Jordan Elsass as Tripp Richardson
Joshua Jackson as Elena Richardson’s husband
Jade Pettyjohn as Lexie Richardson
Gavin Lewis as Moody Richardson
Megan Stott as Izzy Richardson

See the full cast list on IMDB.

Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson and Kerry Washington as Mia Warren

Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson and Kerry Washington as Mia Warren

When will it be released?

It’s planned for a release on Hulu in 2020, but no exact date is available yet.

Is there a trailer or teaser available?

Not yet! Stay tuned.


Little Fires Everywhere Movie Development Timeline

September 1, 2017 Little Fires Everywhere is selected for Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine’s September 2017 book club pick.

September 12, 2017 Little Fires Everywhere (novel) is released.

March 2, 2018 Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington team up for a Little Fires Everywhere limited series adaptation.

March 12, 2018 Hulu acquires the Witherspoon/Washington Little Fires Everywhere series.

April 16, 2019 Rosemarie DeWitt joined the cast of Little Fires Everywhere.

May 17, 2019 Reese Witherspoon announces via Instagram Day 1 of filming Little Fires Everywhere via Instagram Day 1 of filming Little Fires Everywhere.

May 20, 2019 Joshua Jackson joins the cast of Little Fires Everywhere.

June 4-11, 2019 Paul Yen, Huang Lu and Geoff Stults join the cast of Little Fires Everywhere.