Reese Witherspoon's latest suburban drama series literally ended in flames after her children set her house on fire. Here's what's next for Little Fires Everywhere.
A suburban drama starring Reese Witherspoon has recently caught the attention of the binge-watching community from Amazon Prime Video in the UK (Hulu in the US).
Little Fires Everywhere is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel of the same name and follows the life of Elena Richardson (Witherspoon), whose perfect life gets disrupted after she rented her property to a mysterious artist (Kerry Washington).
The series' ending slightly veered away from the novel, does that mean they're gearing for more? Let's find out.
As of this writing, there are still no official announcements regarding the show's renewal. The series released in Hulu on March 18, 2020, for USA viewers and May 22, 2020, for UK viewers on Amazon Prime Video. The series comes with eight episodes.
The TV series' ending is slightly different from the book, which made fans think that showrunners might have more plans for the adaptation.
In the novel, Elena kicked Mia and Pearl out of her property. Elena's rebellious daughter Izzy set their home on fire before running away. Elena spends the rest of her life searching for her daughter.
In the series adaptation, Izzy’s siblings manage to stop her from setting their house on fire. However, they finish the job themselves after Elena yells at Izzy that she was never wanted, prompting Izzy to run away from home.
The change in the ending could be a possible jump-off point for season 2. The show can now explore a new family dynamic after the four siblings get involved in committing arson.
If the series gets renewed, it's most likely to take a while before fans can see season 2, especially with the Coronavirus pandemic still going on.
Plus, the show has just released its first season a couple of months back, so it's still too early to tell.
Little Fires Everywhere’s author Celeste Ng said she would "never say never” to a second season. However, it looks like it will be a while before she revisits the characters.
Speaking to Vulture, Ng who also produced the series said:
“These characters may come back to me with an idea about more story that needs to be told. Right now, I feel like the series did such a good job of ending where you have an idea of what people’s trajectory is going to be,”
“So right now, I don’t have more to say about them, but maybe three years from now, we’ll make another episode, and there’s gonna be a hot priest,” Ng added.
Showrunner Liz Tigelaar said she's more open about the possibility of a spin-off to Little Fires Everywhere.
In the same interview with Vulture in April, Tigelaar said: “I do think there are stories to tell. But that’s more of a spinoff than a second season. It’s hard to say goodbye, but there’s something about trying to extend it past its shelf life that I feel would dishonor what it was."