Reese Witherspoon is up against Kerry Washington in the searing teaser of ...

Resentment and secrets can start like a slow burn, but sure enough, they eventually turn into a blazing inferno.

And an inferno is what kicks off the intriguing and ambitious first look at Hulu's highly anticipated new limited series, an adaptation of Celeste Ng's acclaimed 2017 novel Little First Everywhere.

The clip, which dropped Friday, opens with a horror-stricken woman, Elena (Reese Witherspoon), who watches her lavish home go up in flames.

Horror-struck: The intriguing and ambitious first look at Hulu's new limited series Little First Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, dropped Friday

Horror-struck: The intriguing and ambitious first look at Hulu's new limited series Little First Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, dropped Friday

Ablaze: The clip opens with a horror-stricken woman (Reese ), who watches her lavish home go up in flames

Ablaze: The clip opens with a horror-stricken woman (Witherspoon) who watches her lavish home go up in flames

'Someone burned down your house, with you inside,' a fireman says. 'Do you know anyone that would do this?' 

Another shot of Elena's face shows a grieving, yet knowing expression — she has her suspicions.

Cut to a previous time, and Reese's Elena is seen waking in her beautifully appointed bedroom.

Another woman is seen at a window — Mia, played by Kerry Washington, stands in decidedly drabber surroundings. 

Cut to a previous time: Reese's Elena is seen waking in her beautifully appointed bedroom

Cut to a previous time: Reese's Elena is seen waking in her beautifully appointed bedroom

Another woman is seen at a window: Mia, played by Washington, stands in drabber surroundings

Another woman is seen: Mia, played by Washington, stands in decidedly drabber surroundings

'One day you wake up, and your life is settled,' Witherspoon says in voice over. 'And you know who you are... Or at least, you think you do.' 

Another shot shows Reese playing to type in the character — she meticulously arranges multi-colored paper lunch bags in a row on the kitchen counter, and it immediately becomes clear that the actress is yet again playing some new iteration of the Type A control freak she portrayed in Big Little Lies as Madeline, and (most successfully) in Election as Tracy Flick.

We see the two women together at a book club-type meeting in a gorgeous house, where Reese introduces Kerry's character to a group of predominantly white women.

Madeline Mackenzie part II: Another shot shows Reese playing to type in the character — she meticulously arranges multi-colored paper lunch bags in a row on the kitchen counter

Madeline Mackenzie part II: Another shot shows Reese playing to type in the character — she meticulously arranges multi-colored paper lunch bags in a row on the kitchen counter

Book club: We see the two women together at a book club-type meeting in a gorgeous house, where Reese introduces Kerry's character to a group of predominantly white women

Book club: We see the two women together at a book club-type meeting in a gorgeous

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