Joshua Jackson Joins Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon in Hulu Limited Series Little Fires Everywhere – Variety

Joshua Jackson Joins Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon in Hulu Limited Series Little Fires Everywhere - Variety

Little Fires Everywhere: Joshua Jackson is Reese Witherspoons Husband

Joe Otterson TV Reporter @JoeOtterson FOLLOW Joe's Most Recent Stories ‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Draws 19.3 Million Viewers, Sets New Series High Joshua Jackson Joins Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon in Hulu Limited Series ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ ‘Game of Thrones’: Celebrity Fans Have Mixed Reaction to Series Finale View All Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Show more sharing options LinkedIn WhatsApp Print Pin It Tumblr CREDIT: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock Joshua Jackson has been cast in a leading role in the upcoming Hulu limited series “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Jackson joins a cast that includes Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, and Rosemarie DeWitt. Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller of the same name, “Little Fires Everywhere” follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.

Jackson will play Bill Richardson, a Shaker Heights attorney who hails from modest means, Bill is the perfectly-suited counterweight to his energetic and strong-willed wife, Elena (Witherspoon). But when Bill agrees to represent their friends in a fiery custody battle, the couple begin to fight about more than just their challenging youngest daughter, Izzy (Megan Stott).

Jackson was most recently seen in Showtime’s acclaimed drama “The Affair” and will next be seen in in the Ava DuVernay Netflix series “When They See Us.” He is also known for his roles on shows like “Fringe” and “Dawson’s Creek.”

The eight-episode limited series follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother (Kerry Washington) and daughter (Lexi Underwood) 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. 

Joshua Jackson will soon be tending to Little Fires Everywhere: The Affair grad has been cast as the male lead opposite Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington in Hulu’s highly anticipated limited series.

The Dawson's Creek favorite has joined the cast of Hulu's highly anticipated take on Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere.

Based on the Celeste Ng bestseller, the ’90s-set drama “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,” according to the official logline.

At Hello Sunshine, we strive to shine a light on female-driven stories that are rooted in inspiration, emotion and truth – all of which form the bedrock of Celeste Ngs ingenious work, Witherspoon said in a previous statement. Hulu has a rich history of transforming groundbreaking literature into groundbreaking television, and we are confident that their talented team will use this story to spur a long-overdue dialogue around race, class, and what it means to be a mother. With Kerry Washington, Liz Tigelaar and now Hulu, Hello Sunshine has brought together a dream lineup of creative collaborators, and we are privileged and humbled to have the opportunity to work with them to bring this important project to life.

Jackson is set to play Bill Richardson, husband to Witherspoon’s strong-willed matriarch Elena. Bill is described as an attorney who hails from modest means. He agrees to represent family friends in a bitter custody battle.

In addition to Little Fires Everywhere, Jackson stars in the upcoming Netflix miniseries When They See Us, a four-part examination of the Central Park Five case. It is set to premiere Friday, May 31 (watch trailer).

Rosemarie DeWitt (Mad Men) recently signed on to star as Linda McCullough, best friend to Reese Witherspoons Elena who takes in a child abandoned at a fire station after years of suffering to have her own child. She names the child Mirabelle and comes to love her as her own child but she runs into trouble when Mirabelles biological mother, a Chinese immigrant in the country illegally, resurfaces.

As previously reported, Jackson will not return to Showtime’s The Affair in a series-regular capacity. In fact, it is unclear whether he will appear at all during the future-set fifth and final season, which is expected to premiere later this year.

Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name, 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.

A premiere date for Little Fires Everywhere has not yet been announced. In the meantime, hit the comments and tell us if Jackson’s casting piques your interest in the Hulu drama.


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