Kerry Washington is not waiting too long following the end of Scandal season 7 to figure out what her next television project is going to be.
According to Deadline, both Washington and Reese Witherspoon are teaming up to star and executive-produce a new project entitled Little Fires Everywhere, based on the novel by Celeste Ng. Their respective production companies are involved and, to go along with it, so is ABC Signature Studios, the premium cable / streaming arm of ABC Studios. There is not an official network broadcaster yet but many have reportedly taken meetings in order to acquire what is being billed at present as a limited series.
The story of Little Fires Everywhere is about two different families living within the Ohio town of Shaker Heights. They are brought closer together because their children share a notable experience. It’s certainly a story that has the potential to be an enormous hit no matter where it ends up landing.
One of the things that may make this project so appealing is that Witherspoon already has plenty of experience both as a star and executive producer on a limited series. That’s how Big Little Lies got its start; she teamed with writer David E. Kelly, Nicole Kidman, and HBO to deliver one of the biggest hits of this past awards season. This project could prove to deliver something similar in the end. These limited series projects are going to remain appealing to networks so long as they continue to bring in viewership and acclaim. While we don’t think that all of them are going to produce the same sort of results that Big Little Lies did, they don’t need to. Not all of them need a second season, either.
Once CarterMatt has some more news on Little Fires Everywhere, including possible homes for the project, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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