By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter
Prepare to be glued to your TV screen because Palisadian Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) and Joshua Jackson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “When They See Us”) are co-starring in a suspenseful new television mini-series “Little Fires Everywhere” streaming on Hulu starting March 18.
The limited eight-episode dramatic series is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 eponymous New York Times bestseller.
The book won Amazon’s Best Novel (2017), Goodreads Readers’ Choice Award (2017) and Best Book of the Year (NPR), among many accolades.
The television series, set in the 1990s, takes place in an Ohio suburb and follows the “picture-perfect” Richardson family and the bond Elena (Witherspoon) and her family create with an artist and single mom Mia (Washington). Jackson plays Elena’s husband, Bill.
“The story explores 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,” according to Hulu.
Other cast members include Rosemarie DeWitt, Jade Pettyjohn, Jordan Elsass, Gavin Lewis, Megan Stott and Lexi Underwood.
Witherspoon and Jackson originally worked together in “Cruel Intentions” in the late ’90s.
Both Witherspoon and Washington are listed as executive producers, along with Liz Tigelaar, Lauren Neustadter and Pilar Savone. Tigelaar penned the script, and Ng is a producer.
“The series hails from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios,” according to Deadline. This marks Hello Sunshine’s first effort as a studio, according to the report.
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