Jesse Williams joins Hulu’s limited series Little Fires Everywhere
According to Deadline, Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams has signed on for a recurring role in Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere. He joins Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington in the upcoming limited series adaptation.
Williams is set to portray the role of Joe Ryan. His character’s official description reads: “A wealthy Wall Streeter who for years has struggled to conceive. Joe and his wife, Madeline, turn to an unlikely source to help start their family.”
Based on Celeste Ng’s 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.
Joshua Jackson stars as Bill Richardson, a Shaker Heights attorney whose modest roots make him the perfect partner to his strong-willed wife Elena (Witherspoon), but when a custody battle breaks out from their friends and Bill offers to represent them, the couple begin having bigger problems.
The series also stars Kerry Washington (Mia Warren), Rosemarie DeWitt (Linda McCullough), Jade Pettyjohn (Lexie Richardson), Jordan Elsass (Trip Richardson), Gavin Lewis (Moody Richardson), Megan Stott (Izzy Richardson), and Lexi Underwood (Pearl Warren).
Little Fires Everywhere is produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, Kerry Washington’s Simpson Street, and ABC Signature Studios. Liz Tigelaar (Life Unexpected, Casual) will serve as creator, showrunner and executive producer. Witherspoon, Washington, Lauren Levy Neustadter (Hello Sunshine), Pilar Savone (Simpson Street), and Lynn Shelton will also executive produce.
The series is expected to debut on Hulu in 2020.