The latest literary sensation headed to the small screen is "Little Fires Everywhere," the Celeste Ng novel that centers around a seemingly perfect family, and the mother-daughter duo who turn their lives upside down. Such juicy source material requires a killer cast, and Hulu's adaptation has just that, featuring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in the starring roles. Now, we have our first look at the formidable women in character.
In an image revealed on Tuesday, we see Washington as Mia Warren and Witherspoon as Elena Richardson, sporting some inspired hair and wardrobe choices. The series takes place in the 1990s in an affluent Ohio suburb, and it appears this scene is set in the wealthy Elena's elegant kitchen.
"Little Fires Everywhere" features several big plot twists, including a mysterious arson and the controversial adoption of a Chinese-American baby, in which the white adoptive parents fight the child's birth mother for custody. The intertwined relationship between Mia and Elena is also a focal point, as is the decision by Elena's husband, Bill (Joshua Jackson), to represent the couple's friends in their custody battle, which ultimately affects his and Elena's marriage.
It sounds like there's a lot happening here, but with Witherspoon and Washington steering the ship, viewers should be in good hands. There's no official release date yet for "Little Fires Everywhere," but expect it to hit Hulu soon.