Lia Beck
March 18, 2020 12:11 pm

If you’re stuck at home—either because of a mandated quarantine or because you’re practicing social distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)—you’re probably watching more TV than usual. You’re also probably having trouble choosing what to watch. A mid-week release from Hulu just might help with that. On Tuesday night, Hulu dropped the first three episodes of Little Fires Everywhere starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Let the marathon begin!

Little Fires Everywhere is an eight-part miniseries based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Celeste Ng. The story follows a woman, Mia (Washington), who moves to a small Ohio town with her teenage daughter, Pearl (Lexi Underwood). Their arrival shakes things up in the picture-perfect town, especially when it comes to one of the locals, Elena (Witherspoon), who rents out a home to the new residents.

In addition to starring, Witherspoon and Washington are both executive producers of the show with their respective production companies, Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street.

Ng also serves as a producer. Three women bosses behind a show? That’s what we like to see.

Little Fires Everywhere was originally scheduled to premiere at midnight ET on March 18th but, as a surprise, the first three episodes were released three hours early, at 9 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. PT on March 17th, so that viewers could start streaming that evening.

Washington and Witherspoon celebrated the release with an Instagram Live chat. In the video, both actors are wearing matching “Little Fires” sweaters, but reported in from their own homes since they’re social distancing, too. “We have a surprise for everybody,” the Scandal star says in the clip. “Hulu just launched Little Fires Everywhere a day early!”

The next five episodes of the series will come out one at a time on Wednesdays. Well, unless Hulu has another nice surprise planned. Anyone staying home could sure use it—especially viewers who don’t know what’s going to happen.

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