Kerry Washington vs. Reese Witherspoon
There is no shortage of serial supplies in times of the coronavirus crisis. The mini-series “Little Fires Everywhere” did not premiere until mid-March on the US streaming service Hulu and is already on German screens. The series title last fell in connection with the completely surprising death of Lynn Shelton (1965-2020) in mid-May. The American directed four of the eight episodes and also acted as executive producer. You have to know about the new series hit.
“Little Fires Everywhere” is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by US author Celeste Ng (39) from 2017. Liz Tigelaar (44) developed the material for the small screen. She is the creator, showrunner and executive producer of the series. Oscar-winning artists Reese Witherspoon (44, “Walk the Line”) and Kerry Washington (43, “Scandal”) are on board as co-producers and leading actresses. For Witherspoon it is the third series project in a very short time after “Big Little Lies” and “The Morning Show”.
The plot follows two mothers who couldn’t be more different. Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) leads the seemingly perfect family life in a suburban idyll, including her husband’s husband and four children. The family idyll crumbles when the mysterious, single mother Mia Warren (Kerry Washington) rents a house from Elena with her daughter and begins to work for the Richardsons. What is Mia hiding? Elena investigates – with unforeseen consequences. In addition, not only Mia has secrets. And who set fire to the Richardson’s house?
“Little Fires Everywhere” reunites Reese Witherspoon with “Dawson’s Creek” star Joshua Jackson (41). The two stood together in 1999 for “Ice Cold Angels” in front of the camera. Jackson plays Witherspoon’s serial husband Bill Richardson. Cast also includes Rosemarie DeWitt as Linda McCullough, Jade Pettyjohn as Lexie Richardson, Jordan Alsace as Trip Richardson, Gavin Lewis as Moody Richardson, Megan Stott as Izzy Richardson, Lexi Underwood as Pearl Warren and Lu Huang as Bebe.
The eight episodes of “Little Fires Everywhere” will be available exclusively on Prime Video from May 22nd. In addition to the original English version, the German dubbed version will also be available at the start.