Sarah Pidgeon (The Wilds) and newcomer Tanzyn Crawford have joined Hulu’s “Tiny Beautiful Things” as series regulars. The new series is an adaptation based on Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times bestseller and will star Kathryn Hahn.
The half-hour series is about 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.
According to Deadline, 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.
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.
Quentin Plair (The Good Lord Bird) will also star.
Rachel Lee Goldenberg has been tapped to direct the first two episodes.
Liz Tigelaar is writing and Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon are executive producing.
Liz Tegelaar is the creator, showrunner and executive producer.
Hahn will executive produce in addition to starring. Strayed is also an executive producer on the series. Witherspoon executive produces via Hello Sunshine along with Lauren Neustadter. Dern and Jayme Lemons executive produce under their Jaywalker Pictures banner. Stacey Silverman will executive produce for Tigelaar’s Best Day Ever.
ABC Signature and Hello Sunshine are the studios for the series.