Kerry Washington & Reese Witherspoon Collaborating Together on Hulu

Hot off the success of producing HBO’s Big Little Lies to an Emmy (which has officially been picked up for a second season), Reese Witherspoon is set to produce another limited series. Instead of HBO, this time she will be working with Hulu.

Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, will collaborate with Scandal star, Kerry Washington’s production company, Simpson Street, to create an adaptation of the book, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Both Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon are tapped to be the stars of the series.When speaking on the project, Witherspoon spoke on the importance of female-led shows,

“At Hello Sunshine, we strive to shine a light on female-driven stories that are rooted in inspiration, emotion and truth – all of which form the bedrock of Celeste Ng’s ingenious work. 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.”

Hulu described the series as,

“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.”
It’s no secret that Hulu is looking to create more original content. Hulu fought hard for this series, as a Hollywood bidding war broke out over it. Now with two lead actresses with their own production companies, Hulu’s co-parent, ABC (Disney) Productions will oversee the project.

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