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Hulu's upcoming adaptation of bestselling novel "Little Fires Everywhere" has found its male lead, with TV vet Joshua Jackson landing a key role in the limited series.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that Jackson -- who recently wrapped his run on Showtime series "The Affair" -- will be joining Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in the drama, which the actresses developed themselves and are producing together. Jackson will be playing Bill Richardson.

Here's how THR describes the character:
a Shaker Heights attorney who hails from modest means, Bill is the perfectly suited counterweight to his energetic and strong-willed wife, Elena (Reese Witherspoon). But when Bill agrees to represent their friends in a fiery custody battle, the couple begin to fight about more than just their challenging youngest daughter, Izzy (Megan Stott).

"Little Fires Everywhere," based on the book by Celeste Ng, is set to run for eight episodes, and will explore the intertwined relationship between two families. Washington stars as a mysterious single mother who, along with her daughter (Lexi Underwood), brings chaos to the Richardsons' seemingly perfect lives.

No word yet on when the series is expected to make its debut on Hulu.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]