‘Little Fires Everywhere’ is a mystery thriller series that revolves around two mothers, whose parallel lives get intertwined by a perilous fate. In 1998, the Richardson home burns to the ground, right in front of a shook Elena Richardson, who is rescued by firefighters. Owing to the presence of several little fires, the officials treat the fire as arson. But who would want to kill Elena? That too in her sleep?
Through flashbacks, we are transported to 1997, when Elena, a Sun News reporter, rents out a part of her house to a single mother, Mia Warren, and her daughter Pearl, the new arrivals in town. She also hires her as a House Helper. As time passes, Mia starts infiltrating Elena’s personal space and family, which leads to multiple clashes between the two. Elena then sets out to investigate Mia’s true identity and finds a horrifying truth about her dark past, enough to destroy the artist’s life. Could this have motivated Mia to commit the horrific act? Or is there someone else behind it?
The show is based on the eponymous 2017 novel by Celeste Ng and is developed for television by Liz Tigelaar. Apart from the performances, the show created a buzz for its scenic locales. Let’s find out all the filming locations of the show.
Where Was Little Fires Everywhere Filmed?
‘Little Fires Everywhere’ was extensively filmed in California, which is the most populous state in the United States of America. Also known as the origin of the American film industry, California is a global trendsetter in entertainment and pop-culture, and is favored for its environment, large area, low production costs, and tax incentives. Principal photography began on May 18, 2019, and wrapped up on October 23, 2019.
Here’s a picture shared by Reese Witherspoon, who plays Elena, from the first day of the shoot.
The director Lynn Shelton shared a post-wrap picture on her Instagram.
Here are the specific filming locations.
Los Angeles, California
The capital of the television industry, Los Angeles, served as the backdrop for ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’ The area’s ample supply of sunshine and beautiful scenery is one of the many reasons why production departments favor the city. It is also home to many filming studios.
Several scenes of the show were shot at one of the studios in Downtown Los Angeles.
Although the show is set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the filming took place in Los Angeles, California. The beautiful town that we see on the show is actually the hard work of the art department crew who managed to transform L.A. into a slice of the Midwest.
Production designer Jessica Kender re-created the ’90s suburbs for the show. The beautiful house of the Richardsons, with a Tudor-esque design and Italian architecture, is actually located in the Miracle Mile section of Mid-Wilshire, at Hancock Park, Los Amgeles.
To replicate the vibe of the ’90s, Kender went for an all-white decor, with cafe-style curtains and pots.
Kender teamed up with set decorator Lisa Clark to create a warm-toned living room that gels with the narrative.
For the seating area, furnishings and fabrics were sourced straight from Asian influence such as Ming-vase-pattered fabrics and valences.
The exterior scenes were filmed in several areas across the city. Here is a beautiful shot taken by the director from the set.
Check out the compilation of the behind-the-scenes pictures from the filming set, shared by Lexi Underwood, who plays Mia’s daughter Pearl.
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grateful & thankful. two words that express how my heart feels as i reflect on what has been a life changing experience. grateful to have been in the presence of amazing bad ass women who were at the helm of telling a story that has touched me at my core. thankful to have been given the opportunity to take up space and create with some of the most incredibly talented humans in the business. i am humbled to tell Pearl Warren’s story. @kerrywashington & @reesewitherspoon i stand in complete awe of both of you. @liztigelaar & @hulu thank you for making my dreams come true. special thanks to my fierce team @k__rho @niteskynai77 @the_youth_agent @jenjen2010 ❤️ that’s a wrap on @littlefireshulu. cant wait for you all to see the magic we created 🔥
While in L.A., the younger crew also went to visit Disneyland, and they clearly had a gala time. Check out the pictures.
Below is a boomerang video of the leading ladies in their element, shared by Kerry Washington, at the final table read for the show.
Here’s another picture of the two relishing some Beignets in L.A.
West Hollywood, California
Located in Los Angeles County, West Hollywood is known for its energetic nightlife, gay bars, and celebrity hangout spots. It is home to the stretch of Sunset Boulevard, also known as Sunset Strip, which is famous for its quaint shops, comedy clubs, buzz-worthy restaurants, and nightclubs. The seventh table reading of the show took place in WeHo.
Here’s a picture of the leading ladies confidently posing for the cameras, along with the director Lynn Shelton, who seems slightly awkward.
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