The TV drama, an adaptation of author Celeste Ng's bestselling novel of the same name, was set to launch on Wednesday (March 18), but the first three episodes went live on the streaming service on Tuesday, giving fans in self-isolation something to celebrate amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
Witherspoon and Washington announced the news in a joint Instagram Live chat on Tuesday, when they both happened to wear the same red sweater, which had the words "little fires" embroidered on the front.
Sharing video footage from the live stream on her Instagram timeline, Washington posted, "My soul sister @reesewitherspoon and I practiced #SocialDistancing on IG LIVE today (in the same sweater...not planned!!!) to announce that @littlefireshulu is available EARLY! Stream the first 3 episodes NOW!!!"
"OUR SHOW IS ON RIGHT NOW !!!!" Witherspoon added in the comments section.