With HBO raking it in on Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects, women’s suburban thriller literature has become prime source material for TV series as fantasy and historical novels. Now streaming service Hulu is following suit, with the debut of Little Fires Everywhere. The limited-run series is slated to debut on March 18 and stars heavy hitters Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies) and Kerri Washington (Scandal).
Based on Celeste Ng’s bestselling novel, Little Fires Everywhere is a compelling thriller about identity, motherhood, and the dangerous complications of secrets. The story centers on two mothers, Elena Richardson (Witherspoon) and Mia Warren (Washington), whose families become entwined after Mia rents an apartment from the affluent Richardsons. After the Richardson home is destroyed by arson, questions arise about the relationships formed between their kids and the deep secrets that everyone is hiding.
How to Watch Little Fires Everywhere
Little Fires Everywhere is an eight-episode limited series and will be available to Hulu subscribers starting March 18. Don’t have Hulu yet? New subscribers can try it here, by choosing from three plan options:
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Why watch Little Fires Everywhere
Beyond just star power, Hulu is no stranger to creating competitively good prestige television, such as the acclaimed Handmaid’s Tale, soon entering its fourth season. And the strong production team and star power behind the series bode well, not only starring Washington and Witherspoon but being produced by their production teams, who consulted author Celeste Ng on the story. Witherspoon and her production company have helmed the film adaptations of several books, including Wild and Gone Girl. Little Fires Everywhere was adapted by creator and showrunner Liz Tigelaar (Casual, Life Unexpected), who also serves as an executive producer along with Witherspoon and Washington.
Set in the 1990s, Little Fires Everywherevisually captures the opulence of an affluent suburban community at that time, and the stark contrast it provides to those families struggling to get by and keep their families together. Underlying the broader community are the churning lives of the teenagers searching for their own identity beneath the shadow of their parents. The Richardson’s older teens, Trip, and Lexie seem to live an intoxicatingly perfect life to Mia’s daughter Pearl, who has only known a transient one with her artist mom. As she becomes more enamored with them, however, the middle Richardson, Izzy, falls deeper into her world and pushes back against her rule-following mother and their picture-perfect life.
As the two families get more intertwined, who can say what tensions will bubble to the top and cause the whole thing to come crumbling to ash? Check out Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu starting March 18.
If this series intrigues you, or you were a fan of Big Little Lies, keep your eye on Hulu this coming year. The studio has also captured rights to Nine Perfect Strangers, another Liane Moriarty novel (Big Little Lies), which is slated to star BLL’s, Nicole Kidman.
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