Monday, June 6, 2022

Hulu Orders 8 Episodes of Comedy 'Tiny Beautiful Things' Starring Kathryn Hahn

Hulu has today given a series order to the original comedy series Tiny Beautiful Things starring Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision, The Shrink Next Door). The first season will produce 8 episodes.

Based on the novel by Cheryl Strayed, the series will center on a woman (Hahn) 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.

Liz Tigelaar developed the series. She will executive produce with Hahn, Strayed, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Lauren Neustadter, Stacey Silverman and Jayme Lemons. ABC Signature and Hello Sunshine will produce.

"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," said Craig Erwich, President, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment.

"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," added Tigelaar. "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."