Joshua Jackson has joined the Hulu adaption of Celeste Ng’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

The Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington project is getting another big name.

Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng. –Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

The Reese Witherspoon- and Kerry Washington-led adaptation of Cambridge-based author Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel “Little Fires Everywhere’’ had added another star to its cast.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported that Joshua Jackson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “The Affair”) will be part of the main cast of the Hulu limited series, which follows the intersecting fates of the Richardson and Warren families in the city of Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Ng grew up. Jackson will play Bill Richardson, an attorney married to Richardson family matriarch Elena (Witherspoon, “Legally Blonde”).

Washington (“Scandal”) will play Mia Warren, and both Witherspoon and Washington will serve as executive producers for the series.


Ng, who will also be a producer on the show, was excited to share the news about Jackson’s casting on Twitter, tweeting, “My teenage self is YELLING.”

Over the weekend, both Witherspoon and Washington shared Instagram posts announcing that production on “Little Fires Everywhere” was underway, with Washington also writing that the first table read was “kinda mind blowing.”

Along with Witherspoon, Washington, and Jackson, “Little Fires Everywhere” will star Rosemarie DeWitt (“Rachel Getting Married”), Jade Pettyjohn (“Destroyer”), Jordan Elsass (“The Long Road Home”), Megan Stott (“So Shook”), Lexi Underwood (“The Good Doctor”), and Gavin Lewis (“Prince of Peoria”). Liz Tigelaar (“Life Unexpected,” “Casual”) will write the series and serve as showrunner and executive producer.

Hulu has not announced an official release date for the series, but it is expected to debut in 2020.