Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington Have Some Burning Family Secrets in Hulu's 'Little Fires Everywhere' Trailer (Video)

Watch the sparks fly and tension build until someone’s house gets burned down

Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere” really leaned into the whole burning theme on Thursday with a trailer that showcases more than one flame — both literal and metaphorical — being ignited by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington’s respective characters, mothers who hold secrets about their very different families.

In the video, which you can view above, Elena Richardson (Witherspoon) and Mia Warren (Washington) meet when the latter rents an apartment owned by the former. The differences between Elena’s white, upper-middle class, 4-child nuclear family and Mia’s more modest life with her only daughter are set up immediately and soon the two are at odds over the personal details they choose to keep hidden from one another.

All of this tension builds until the Richardson family home is burned down — and no one knows who is responsible for setting it ablaze.

The 8-episode adaptation of Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller will premiere on Wednesday, March 18 on Hulu with its first three episodes.

According to Hulu, “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.

Along with Witherspoon and Washington, the series stars Joshua Jackson (Bill Richardson), Rosemarie DeWitt (Linda McCullough), Jade Pettyjohn (Lexie Richardson), Jordan Elsass (Trip Richardson), Gavin Lewis (Moody Richardson), Megan Stott (Izzy Richardson), Lexi Underwood (Pearl Warren) and Huang Lu (Bebe).

Liz Tigelaar (“Life Unexpected,” “Casual”) is creator, showrunner and executive producer on “Little Fires Everywhere,” which is also executive produced by Witherspoon, Washington, Lauren Levy Neustadter, Pilar Savone and Lynn Shelton. Ng serves as producer.

The show hails from Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, Washington’s Simpson Street and ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios.

47 Best TV Couples of All Time, From Lucy and Ricky to Jim and Pam (Photos)

  • This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air yet again. And to mark the most romantic of occasions, TheWrap has rounded up the 47 best TV couples of all time. And while “best” is certainly a subjective term — meaning we’ve probably left at least one of your favorite sets of lovers off this list — we’re sure readers who click through this gallery will find many a pairing that makes their hearts go pitter-patter. And just to be *extra* clear here, these couples are listed in no particular order.

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  • Lily and Marshall, “How I Met Your Mother”: Forget Ted and how he met his kids’ mother, the true love story at the heart of this comedy was Marshmallow and his Lilypad. 

    CBS

  • Buffy and Angel, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”: Theirs is a forever love. (Shut your mouths, Spuffy shippers.)

    20th Century Fox TV

  • Randall and Beth, “This Is Us”: Listen, Jack and Rebecca are great — and they are on this list, too — but R&B are the real #CoupleGoals in this NBC family drama.

    NBC

  • Jim and Pam, “The Office”: “To waiting.”

    NBC

  • Lucy and Ricky, “I Love Lucy”: We love Lucy — and Ricky.

    CBS

  • David and Patrick, “Schitt’s Creek”: They’re simply the best.

    Pop TV

  • Eleanor and Chidi, “The Good Place”: The definition of soulmates. 

    NBC

  • Archie and Edith, “All in the Family”: Back when these two were on our screens, those were the days.

    Sony Pictures TV

  • Snow White and Prince Charming, “Once Upon a Time”: He will always find her — and we will always stan.

    ABC

  • Dwight and Angela, “The Office”: Monkey and D were always meant to be, even if it took them until the series finale to finally tie the knot.

    NBC

  • Jin and Sun, “Lost”: Jin and Sun drowned us with their love. (Sorry, sorry, sorry.)

    ABC

  • Kevin and Winnie, “The Wonder Years”: What would we do if we didn’t have these two?

    ABC

  • Leslie and Ben, “Parks and Recreation”: We love them and we like them.

    NBC

  • George and Louise, “The Jeffersons”: This married couple moved on up into our hearts in the ’70s and have lived there ever since.

    CBS

  • Homer and Marge, “The Simpsons”: The only cartoon couple on this list, Marge and Homer have 31 seasons’ worth of animated love under their belts and are still going strong.

    Fox

  • Monica and Chandler, “Friends”: Ross and Rachel may have kept us entertained with their drama, but Monica and Chandler taught us what a healthy, stable, loving relationship should look like.

    Warner Bros TV

  • Stef and Lena, “The Fosters”: Inspiring mothers, inspiring lovers.

    Freeform

  • Coach Eric and Tami, “Friday Night Lights”: Clear eyes, full hearts, these two can’t lose.

    NBCU

  • Tara and Willow, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”: An important couple both in-universe and for the LGBTQ community in general, as Tara and Willow famously shared their first kiss in one of the most heartfelt and yet casual of ways, a moment that helped humanize same-sex relationships on television before such acts were treated as commonplace.

    20th Century Fox TV

  • Cory and Topanga, “Boy Meets World”: From childhood best friends to high school sweethearts to happily married, Cory and Topanga taught us the meaning of commitment. Like, serious commitment. 

    Disney/ABC

  • Mitch and Cam, “Modern Family”: Mitch and Cam’s love gave us so many beautiful moments, and a few cringeworthy situations, sure. But mainly beautiful moments, yes.

    ABC

  • Rory and Jess, “Gilmore Girls”: Reading is sexy. 

    Warner Bros TV

  • April and Andy, “Parks and Recreation”: He’s an adorable goofball, she could not be more cynical if she tried — and we couldn’t be more obsessed. 

    NBC

  • Fran and Maxwell, “The Nanny”: Marrying your nanny probably wouldn’t be seen as adorable in this day and age — but it definitely was for viewers of “The Nanny,” who shipped these two hard for years.

    CBS

  • Sam and Diane, “Cheers”: TV writers owe a debt of gratitude to the couple that started the “will they or won’t they?” dynamic that has been used time and again by so many shows since.

    CBS TV Studios

  • Paul and Jamie, “Mad About You”: We’re still mad about them — in an endearing way, of course.

    Sony Pictures TV

  • Cece and Schmidt, “New Girl”: Nick and Jess are cute for sure — but Cece and Schmidt are the real alpha couple from Fox’s “Friends”-esque sitcom.

    20th Century Fox TV

  • Veronica and Logan, “Veronica Mars”: We still hear the bells.

    Warner Bros TV

  • Mike and Carol, “The Brady Bunch”: Here’s the story of a quintessential married couple whose biggest problems could be resolved in under 30 minutes.

    CBS TV Studios

  • Martin and Gina, “Martin”: On-set drama between the actors aside, Martin and Gina gave broadcast viewers something they desperately needed in the ’90s and still don’t have enough today: an African-American relationship at the center of a show.

    Warner Bros TV

  • Piper and Leo, “Charmed”: Obstacles both supernatural and everyday got in this couple’s way throughout the show’s entire eight-season run. But in the end, there was nothing they could not overcome.

    CBS TV Studios

  • Seth and Summer, “The O.C.”: Complete opposites that completely complemented each other in the cutest of ways.

    Warner Bros TV

  • Mulder and Scully, “The X-Files”: Proof that the truth is out there — and that if you write enough fan fiction about a potential couple then they will eventually get together on screen.

    20th Century Fox TV

  • Elaine and Puddy, “Seinfeld”: We can’t do this couple justice by summing them up in a few words — so here’s a video compilation that we think accurately sums up their charm and dysfunction.

    Sony Pictures TV

  • Dre and Rainbow, “Black-ish”: We got the very definition of “ride or die” right here.

    ABC

  • Zack and Kelly, “Saved by the Bell”: Arguably the most iconic high school sweethearts in the history of TV.

    NBC

  • J.D. and Elliot, “Scrubs”: What’s meant to be will always find a way — even if it takes many, many seasons.

    ABC

  • Joey and Pacey, “Dawson’s Creek”: If you’re a Joey-Dawson shipper, you definitely don’t know chemistry when you see it, because these two had it bad for each other and deserved the happy ending they got.

    Sony Pictures TV

  • Meredith and Derek, “Grey’s Anatomy”: He may have never been her person — and isn’t even alive anymore — but Derek will forever be Meredith’s one true love.

    ABC

  • Carrie and Mr. Big, “Sex and the City”: While you could say that Carrie and Mr. Big are far from a perfect — or even healthy — couple, they are clearly a perfect match.

    HBO

  • Kurt and Blaine, “Glee”: A stunning small-screen example of not just lovely young love — but of a same-sex couple experiencing all the same firsts as any heterosexual first loves.

    20th Century Fox

  • Nick and Jess, “New Girl”: These roommates-turned-lovers turned us into mush when they finally got together.

    20th Century Fox

  • Ross and Rachel, “Friends”: There were a lot of problems with this pairing over the years, for sure — but he *is* her lobster.

    Warner Bros TV

  • Roseanne and Dan, “Roseanne”: In this particular case, we’re gonna ignore the behind-the-scenes drama that ended this on-screen couple’s relationship in the revival and focus on the joy they brought us during the sitcom’s original run.

    ABC/Viacom

  • Jack and Rebecca, “This Is Us”: An everlasting love that only a slow cooker could kill. (Too soon?)

    NBC

  • Booth and Brennan, “Bones”: A woman of science, a man of faith, but make no bones about it, this couple belonged together from the start.

    20th Century Fox TV

  • Niles and Daphne, “Frasier”: Sometimes pining pays off.

    CBS TV Studios

In honor of Valentine’s Day, TheWrap rounds up the most iconic small-screen lovers

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the air yet again. And to mark the most romantic of occasions, TheWrap has rounded up the 47 best TV couples of all time. And while “best” is certainly a subjective term — meaning we’ve probably left at least one of your favorite sets of lovers off this list — we’re sure readers who click through this gallery will find many a pairing that makes their hearts go pitter-patter. And just to be *extra* clear here, these couples are listed in no particular order.

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