When Cheryl Strayed took over as anonymous advice-giver ‘Sugar’ she probably had no idea how long it would go, and especially culminating in this Tiny Beautiful Things adaptation. After revealing her identity there has been podcasts and stage adaptations, but we’ll finally be seeing it on the screen soon enough.
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This page was updated: 7/28/23
About The Book:
Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you can’t pay the bills – and it can be great: you’ve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugar – the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild – is the person thousands turn to for advice.
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Current Production Status:
All episodes of the first season were released on Hulu on April 7th, 2023.
Tiny Beautiful Things Adaptation Timeline:
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar was first published in 2012, after the author had spent two years anonymously answering an advice column. A stage adaptation debuted in 2016.
In June 2022 it was announced that Hulu had ordered an eight episode straight to series adaptation with Kathryn Hahn set to star. The next month more casting was announced with Quentin Plair to be a series regular. Filming occurred over the summer months.
In December the first pictures were released along with an announcement of a Spring 2023 release.
On January 14th, author Cheryl Strayed announced the series would premier on April 7th.
On March 6th the trailer was finally released.
The series was nominated for two 2023 Emmy’s, however the award ceremony has been postponed due to the dual WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Where Can I Watch The Series/?
As of July 2023 the limited series is available to stream on Hulu.
The show currently has a 87% tomatometer and 82% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 7.2/10 on IMDb.
Kathryn Hahn and Merritt Wever were both nominated for Emmy’s.
Who Owns The Rights:
Hello Sunshine (Reese Witherspoon’s production company) and Jaywalker Pictures (Laura Dern’s production company) are producing the show.
Hulu owns the distribution rights.
Who Is Attached:
Katheryn Hahn is set to star with Merritt Wever, Quentin Plair, Elizabeth Hinkler, and Jonathan Stanley have also been cast.
Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern are executive producing.
The series filmed in Los Angeles, California.
April 7th, 2023.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This project was featured in the 2023 Books to Movies and Series masterlist.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Cheryl Strayed wrote the very popular and successful ‘Wild’, which was adapted into an also very popular and successful movie starring Reese Witherspoon.
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