Scandal star Kerry Washington is set to topline and exec produce a limited series based on a bestselling book, Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere alongside Big Little Lies star Reese Witherspoon.

Published last year, Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere takes place in Shaker Heights, Ohio where Ng grew up, and the novel is about two families living in 1990s Shaker Heights who are brought together through their children. Little Fires Everywhere, released just last year before becoming a September pick in Witherspoon’s book club,

According to Deadline, Witherspoon and Washington were both interested in producing and starring in a limited series adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, and so they decided to do it together and the project came together at ABC Signature, the cable/streaming division of ABC Studios.


Washington’s Simpson Street just landed a pilot order at ABC for comedy Man of the House starring Alyson Hannigan, and we look forward to Witherspoon and Washington joining forces on the small screen!



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