ABC Signature Studios and Hello Sunshine are currently developing a brand new series that is an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times bestseller, “Tiny Beautiful Things”. Hulu has ordered the series, so expect to see this series released as a Star Original on Star+ in Latin America and on Disney+ internationally.
Variety is reporting that Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision) will be starring in the series in the main role, who reluctantly becomes Dear Sugar — an anonymous, revered advice columnist — when her own life is falling apart.
The series will be written by Liz Tigelaar, who will be the showrunner on the series, in addition to being an executive producer with Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon. Lauren Neustadter is also an executive producer for Hello Sunshine, while Jayme Lemons will be executive produce under their Jaywalker Pictures banner. Stacey Silverman will executive produce for Tigelaar’s Best Day Ever, which has an overall deal with ABC Signature.
Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment said in a statement:
“As we emerge from a pandemic during which stories like those told in ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ helped us feel a sense of community and camaraderie at a moment we most needed it, this is a prescient story to be able to tell at this moment in time and we’re grateful to be able to tell it. We’re excited to work with Liz, Kathryn, and Cheryl to tell this story, and to reunite with Reese, Liz, and our partners at ABC Signature following our incredible collaboration on ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’”
Liz Tigelaar also said in the statement:
“It has been such an honor to work with Cheryl Strayed — a writer who has had such a profound impact on my life — and, along with an amazing writing staff, adapt her book into series. Just like Dear Sugar, the advice column she helmed, Cheryl brings compassion, wisdom, humor and love to everything she does — and this show is no different. I’m so grateful to Hello Sunshine and Jaywalker, who entrusted me to tell this story. And I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Kathryn Hahn, whose gift is imbuing the fierce, complicated characters she portrays with humor, honesty, and vulnerability. A huge thank you to Peter, Dana, Craig and Jonnie and everyone at ABC Signature and Hulu. This project feels like coming home.”