According to the Hollywood Reporter, the influential actresses will star in and executive produce the limited-series adaptation of the novel Little Fires Everywhere. The story centers on the events surrounding the controversial adoption of a Chinese-American baby which divides the wealthy town of Shaker Heights, Ohio. At the center of this scandal is a landlord and her mysterious tenant, a single mom named Mia.
It's unclear which roles Washington and Witherspoon will play for the anticipated series but we do know that Liz Tigelaar, whose TV writing credits include Casual and Nashville, has signed on to pen the script.
Witherspoon has kept busy in Hollywood in recent months, especially in television. In addition to Little Fires Everywhere, she is set to produce a currently untitled sitcom for Apple starring Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig. Also with Apple, she's slated to star oppose Jennifer Aniston in a new drama about a pair of competitive morning show hosts which has already been picked up for two seasons. Plus, she'll return for Season 2 of Big Little Lies.
Meanwhile, Washington will wrap up her seven-year run as Olivia Pope on Scandal on April 19. She is also slated to executive produce the pilot for the potential ABC comedy Man of the House starring How I Met Your Mother's Alyson Hannigan.