As streamers go to war, Disney arms Hulu

THE FUTURE OF PRESTIGE TV MAY BE UNwritten, but if the present is any indication, it will involve a lot of female-fronted book adaptations from Reese Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine. HBO’s Big Little Lies set the template, casting Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz in a murder mystery based on Liane Moriarty’s novel. With Brian Stelter’s nonfiction best seller Top of the Morning as source material, 2019’s The Morning Show, starring Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, is the marquee offering from Apple TV+.

Now comes Hulu’s turn. Premiering March 18, brings to TV Celeste Ng’s celebrated 2017 novel about two very different families whose fates collide in a stifling suburban idyll. Like its predecessors, the miniseries stars

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