The ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Trailer Promises Big Drama Everywhere

Collider | 1/17/2020 | Gregory Lawrence
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Reese Witherspoon seems to be in the highly specific “produce her own gritty TV series based on acclaimed novels that have a pulp genre element while still feeling well within the pocket of prestige” element of her career. And readers? I’m friggin’ here for it. Witherspoon both executive produces and co-stars in the upcoming Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere with Kerry Washington — also currently in the damn pocket of pulp prestige TV. And based on the first official trailer, it looks like their pairing will result in lots of sparks. And then those sparks will result in lots of little fires. Everywhere, even.

Based on the acclaimed novel from Celeste Ng, Witherspoon plays Elena Richardson, the seemingly perfect matriarch of a beloved suburban family. Washington plays Mia Warren, a down-on-her-luck photographer and artist who’s living in her car with her daughter Pearl (Lexi Underwood). When Elena makes quick friends with her and extends her a would-be olive branch of work as a, in her awkward words, “house helper,” much to the chagrin of Elena’s husband Bill (Joshua Jackson), the two women’s lives intertwine in ways that permeate and explode with secrets, lies, betrayals, and...
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