Little Fires Everywhere Here at Last

The Hulu sensation Little Fires Everywhere will premiere here on Amazon Prime Video.

The series will be available for streaming from May 22 and hopefully will be in 4K.

Produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, who also star as battling mothers, it was well reviewed, although some US critics had reservations.

In the middle of the pack was The Wall Street Journal:

Little Fires Everywhereis Hulu’s response to HBO’s popular Big Little Lies, another star-powered soap opera with a literary pedigree, feminist leanings and Reese Witherspoon. A story about class and race that strenuously avoids saying ‘class’ or ‘race,’ the adapted Little Fires Everywhere does contain enough bad behaviour to make it a guilty pleasure.

The trailer can be viewed here and here’s the Amazon Prime Video release:

Amazon Prime Video today announced that the highly anticipated drama series Little Fires Everywhere, executive produced and starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, will launch exclusively on Prime Video in New Zealand on the 22nd May in the original version with subtitles available; dubbed local language versions will be available later this year.

“Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington spearheaded Little Fires Everywhere both as talented producers with their production companies Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street, and as outstanding actors,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.

“Together with Liz Tigelaar, they have created the type of exciting, exclusive TV content our customers love, making it the perfect title for Prime Video viewers around the world.

“There is feverish anticipation for this series from fans of the bestselling novel, so we are delighted to make it available to binge for Prime members.”

“Our core strategy at Disney Television Studios is to partner with the best creative talent in the business and there are no better partners than Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon and Liz Tigelaar,” said Craig Hunegs, President, Disney Television Studios.

“Together with their teams at Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street, they brought Celeste Ng’s spectacular book to life and it’s already captivated millions of American viewers. We can’t wait for Amazon Prime’s global members to be able to experience the extraordinary Little Fires Everywhere.”

Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

The cast includes Reese Witherspoon (Elena Richardson), Kerry Washington (Mia Warren), Joshua Jackson (Bill Richardson), Rosemarie DeWitt (Linda McCullough), Jade Pettyjohn (Lexie Richardson), Jordan Elsass (Trip Richardson), Gavin Lewis (Moody Richardson), Megan Stott (Izzy Richardson), Lexi Underwood (Pearl Warren), and Huang Lu (Bebe Chow).

The series is produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios.

Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature served as studio co-production partners on the project.

Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected, Casual) is creator, showrunner and executive producer.

The series is also executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Lauren Neustadter, Pilar Savone and Lynn Shelton. Author Celeste Ng serves as producer.

Produced for Hulu in the U.S., Little Fires Everywhere is distributed globally by Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment.

In a joint statement, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington said, “We, at Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street, are thrilled that Amazon will be the primary international home for Little Fires Everywhere.

“Jen Salke and the Amazon team have shared our passion for this spectacular story from the very beginning, making it the perfect home for audiences worldwide.”

Little Fires Everywhere will be exclusively available on Prime Video worldwide excluding the US, India, Middle East, Africa, Russia and China.

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2 Responses to “Little Fires Everywhere Here at Last”

  1. Hi Phil. I have already spotted Little Lies Elsewhere and have it in 4K ready to go, sounds like the reviews suggest it’s worth a watch. As an aside, I have just finished watching The Night Manager and thoroughly enjoyed it … worth a watch if you haven’t seen it.

  2. Good to know, Rosco. Night Manager is high on my must-see list. Looking forward to Little Fires Everywhere in 4K. Enjoyed S1 of Big Little lies but abandoned S2 midpoint so hopefully this similar sounding drama will hold up better. Also: Amazon Prime Video’s 4K streaming has held up better during COVID-19 than Netflix’s.

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