Champion of book adaptations Reese Witherspoon is teaming up with Kerry Washington to topline and executive produce a limited series based on Celeste Ng’s bestseller Little Fires Everywhere, Deadline has revealed. The book was Witherspoon’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine’s September 2017 book pick.
Hey, so, um, I have some news! https://t.co/AMF3riP5OV
— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) March 2, 2018
The project came together at ABC Signature, with Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature serving as studio co-production partners on the show. Casual writer Liz Tigelaar will serve as executive producer and showrunner, as well as writing the show. Celeste Ng will act as producer.
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The novel follows two families in early 1990s Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Ng grew up. The Richardsons and the Warrens are brought together by their children, while the town is shaken by a custody battle over an adopted baby. It explores themes of loyalty, race, class, and coming of age.
I am currently reading it and can confirm that it will translate to TV extremely well.
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