A Reese Witherspoon-led suburbia drama from Amazon Prime Video in the UK has recently piqued the interest of the binge-watching crowd (Hulu in the US).
Little Fires Everywhere is inspired from Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel of the same title, and it depicts Elena Richardson (Witherspoon), whose idyllic life is thrown into disarray once she rents her home to a mysterious artist (Kerry Washington).
Is it possible that the series’ conclusion deviates significantly from the novel, implying that there will be more? Let’s have a look.
Is ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ getting a second season?
There have been no formal statements on the show’s renewal as of this writing. The series premiered on Hulu in the United States on March 18, 2020, and on Amazon Prime Video in the United Kingdom on May 22, 2020. There are eight episodes in the series.
The ending of the TV show differs slightly from the novel, leading fans to believe that the showrunners have additional ideas for the adaptation.
Elena evicted Mia and Pearl from her home in the novel. Elena’s disobedient daughter Izzy set fire to their house before fleeing. Elena will devote the rest of her life to finding her daughter.
Izzy’s siblings figure out how to stop her from putting their house on fire in the series adaptation. They finish the work alone, however, after Elena yells at Izzy that she isn’t wanted, forcing Izzy to flee the house.
The tweak in the climax could be a possible season 2 kick-off point. After the four siblings become involved in arson, the program can now discover a new family dynamic.
When will Season 2 of ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ be released?
If the show is revived, fans will have to wait a long time to see season 2, especially because the Coronavirus outbreak is still ongoing.
Celeste Ng, the author of Little Fires Everywhere, said she would “never say never” to a second season. However, it appears that she will not return to the characters for some time.
Ng, who also produced the series, commented to Vulture:
“These characters may come back to me with an idea about more story that needs to be told. Right now, I feel like the series did such a good job of ending where you have an idea of what people’s trajectory is going to be,”
“So right now, I don’t have more to say about them, but maybe three years from now, we’ll make another episode, and there’s gonna be a hot priest,” Ng added.
A spin-off of Little Fires Everywhere
Liz Tigelaar, the showrunner, said she’s more open to the idea of a Little Fires Everywhere spin-off.
In the same interview with Vulture in April, Tigelaar said: “I do think there are stories to tell. But that’s more of a spinoff than a second season. It’s hard to say goodbye, but there’s something about trying to extend it past its shelf life that I feel would dishonor what it was.”