Earlier this month, both Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington announced on their Instagram pages that these two powerhouse actresses would be not only starring but also producing a new show. The show will be based on Celeste Ng's bestselling novel "Little Fires Everywhere." The book follows two families as they go through life, scandal, secrets, and raising children during the 1990's in the real-life town of Shaker Heights, Ohio (also the author's hometown).

The book first grabbed the attention of Witherspoon.

The actress chose the novel as a pick for her book club.

The rest is history. According to Entertainment Tonight, "Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company and Washington’s Simpson Street will produce the Limited Series alongside ABC Signature Studios." Witherspoon also said in a statement that "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 Ng's ingenious work.”

And according to a report by CNN, Washington said: "As producers, we at Simpson Street are so proud to be part of this team to tell this extraordinary story inspired by Celeste Ng's phenomenal novel, and we are thrilled to be embarking on this journey with Hulu.


Hulu came out on top

With such A-list names, many networks and streaming channels were fighting at the chance for their service run the straight to order limited series, but Hulu won the Hollywood bidding war.

Witherspoon has been taking on many exciting projects as of late. The movie "A Wrinkle In Time" just came to theaters also starring Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling. Then there is HBO sensation "Big Little Lies" that will be beginning season two. This is also a show based on a best-selling novel and was also set to only be a limited series.

But due to popularity and outcry from fans for more, a second season is now gearing up for production. Maybe "Little Fires Everywhere" will have the same fate. The actress is also said to be in the works on an Apple TV show with friend Jennifer Aniston, which already received a lot of buzzes because it would mark Aniston's first return to television since the end of her hit show "Friends" over ten years ago.

And Washington will be fresh off of the heels of the final season of her hit ABC show "Scandal," where she plays Olivia Pope, Washington DC's favorite political fixer and a woman nobody wants to mess with. The Shonda Rhimes-produced show will end after seven seasons on April 19 on ABC, and this will be Kerry's first follow up role since.

2018 is the year of powerful women

Witherspoon and Washington are both actively and openly advocates for the Times Up women empowerment movement. They have discussed the topic at award shows, interviews and on their personal social media accounts. In an interview with ABC, Witherspoon said she believes "aspects of femininity" deserve representation, both on and off the screen.