ABC Signature and Hello Sunshine are currently developing a brand new series, “Tiny Beautiful Things”, which is based on Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times bestseller, “Tiny Beautiful Things” is a half-hour series about a woman who reluctantly becomes Dear Sugar — an anonymous, revered advice columnist — when her own life is falling apart. Told in multiple timelines with astonishing intimacy, nerve and candor, she excavates the beauty, struggle and humor in her own life to show us that we are not beyond rescue, that it’s our stories that will ultimately save us.
The new series is going to star Kathryn Hahn and Quentin Plair. According to Deadline, Sarah Pidgeon and Tanzyn Crawford have joined the cast. It was also revealed that Rachel Lee Goldenberg will be directing the first two episodes.
Sarah Pidgeon will play Young Clare, the younger version of the lead character, played by Hahn. Rebellious and sharp-tongued, she acts out irresponsibly after her mother’s death and endures a contentious but maternal relationship with her younger brother, Lucas. Sarah Pidgeon has previously starred in “The Wilds” and “Gotham”
Tanzyn Crawford portrays Rae Kincade, the queer teenage daughter of a white mother, Clare (Hahn), and a black father, Danny (Plair), in mid marital crisis. Uncomfortable in her own skin and often emotionally torn between her parents, Rae shows artistic leanings, though she’s an introvert of few words, just starting to develop her own opinions and making sense of who she is in the world.
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.
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.