What Is Kathryn Hahn’s Tiny Beautiful Things Show About?

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Kathryn Hahn as Clare Strayed in Tiny Beautiful Things
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Kathryn Hahn made waves when she starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe show, WandaVision as Agatha Harkness. Her portrayal in the series as the antagonist landed her a spinoff show called Agatha: Coven of Chaos.

While we wait for the show to be released, Hahn has another limited series up her sleeve. This time, it's a heartfelt adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book called Tiny Beautiful Things. The essay is a collection of advices from which Strayed wrote under the pseudonym Dear Sugar on her The Rumpus column. The series comes as the latest from Reese Witherspoon's production company. Here's what we know about Tiny Beautiful Things.


When Is Tiny Beautiful Things Coming Out?

Kathryn Hahn as Clare Strayed in Tiny Beautiful Things
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Tiny Beautiful Things was first announced at the winter press tour of the Television Critics Association. The limited series will be getting released on Hulu on April 7, 2023.

When it launches, it will have a total of eight episodes. But at this point, we don't know if these episodes will be released at once or they will be available to stream per week.

The episode titles are below:

  • Episode 1: Pilot
  • Episode 2: Yours, Sugar
  • Episode 3: The Ghost Ship
  • Episode 4: Under the Stars
  • Episode 5: The Nose
  • Episode 6: Broken Things
  • Episode 7: Go
  • Episode 8: Love

Each episode lasts 30 minutes.

Is Tiny Beautiful Things Based on a True Story?

Kathryn Hahn as Clare Strayed, Quentin Plair as Danny Kinkade in Tiny Beautiful Things
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As a limited series, Tiny Beautiful Things follows the story of Strayed's life at the time she was writing on her advice column. By that time, Strayed had already become a popular author of the memoir, Wild.


Despite having an advice column, Strayed's personal life was falling apart. Strayed revealed:

"We knew Clare isn't going to be [me exactly], but many of her experiences had to be mine. She had to have a mother who died young of cancer, who got married young and then divorced. She had to grow up in a rural environment like I did. Those are the things that made me, those are the things that make Clare. So those are the pieces that come from my life."

Kathryn Hahn as Clare Strayed, Tanzyn Crawford as Rae Kinkade in Tiny Beautiful Things
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The story of Tiny Beautiful Things shows Clare struggling with her marriage and having relationship woes with her teenage daughter. On top of that, her promising writing career seems to have reached a standstill.

All of that changes when Clare takes over as the advice columnist for Dear Sugar. At first, Clare thinks it is a ridiculous idea. But this leads to her rediscovery of her childhood unto the present dilemmas. And at the end, Clare shares that none of us are too broken to thrive in life.

Who Else Stars in Tiny Beautiful Things?

Sarah Pidgeon as young Clare in Tiny Beautiful Things
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Kathryn Hahn stars as the lead, Clare Strayed.

"When I read the source material, there was such generosity in that, and such a heart in there. Then when I saw Liz [Tigelaar] had adapted that into this [show], I was incredibly moved to be a part of it."

So who else stars in Tiny Beautiful Things? Here's the list:

  • Kathryn Hahn (as Clare Strayed)
  • Sarah Pidgeon (as young Clare)
  • Quentin Plair (as Danny Kinkade)
  • Tanzyn Crawford (as Rae Kinkade)

The show will also have guest stars, such as Owen Painter, Merritt Wever, Elizabeth Hinkler, and Michaela Watkins.

Is There a Trailer for Tiny Beautiful Things?

Kathryn Hahn as Clare Strayed in Tiny Beautiful Things
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Yes, a trailer for Tiny Beautiful Things was released on March 6, 2023. You can watch it here:

Tiny Beautiful Things is coming out on Hulu on April 7, 2023.

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