Little Fires Everywhere

May just keeps getting better! Streaming services have already shared their content lineups for this month, but Amazon Prime Video just added a brand new release that’s sure to stir up excitement. The new addition is Little Fires Everywhere, and you’re going to want to add it to your list ASAP.

The series is based on the novel of the same name by Celeste Ng, about two families in the city of Shaker Heights, Ohio. The story takes place in the 1990s and chronicles the Richardson family, who appears to be picture-perfect until an enigmatic mother and daughter turn their lives around.

“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,” a statement from Amazon Prime Video to Narcity reads.

Little Fires Everywhere stars Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Rosemarie DeWitt (United States of Tara), Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock), Jordan Elsass (Discreet), Gavin Lewis (Maximum Ride), Megan Stott (So Shook), Lexi Underwood (Disney’s Raven’s Home), and Huang Lu (Blind Mountain).

The series also stars Vancouver-born actor Joshua Jackson, who you may recognize from his work on Dawson’s Creek, The Affair, Fringe, and The Mighty Ducks, among other projects.

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Little Fires Everywhere first premiered on Hulu earlier this year, on March 18. Since its initial release, the series has received lukewarm reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, earning a certified fresh critic score of 76%, and an audience score of just 61%.

Prime Video will be the first streaming service to offer the show to Canadians.

“We, at Hello Sunshine and Simpson Street, are thrilled that Amazon will be the primary international home for Little Fires Everywhere. Jen Salke and the Amazon team have shared our passion for this spectacular story from the very beginning, making it the perfect home for audiences worldwide,” Witherspoon and Washington said in a joint statement.

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Earlier this month, Prime Video released Upload, an original series where humans are given the opportunity to “upload” their consciousness into a digital after-life after facing a near-death experience. If you’re a fan of Black Mirror and The Good Place, you’ll want to add it to your list.

Little Fires Everywhere is set to premiere on Amazon on May 22. You can check out the series trailer below.