Peacock has officially announced that a series adaptation of Little Secrets, a thriller novel by Jennifer Hillier, is in the works at the streaming platform. The series will be produced as part of an agreement between Peacock, HopeTown Entertainment, and NBCUniversal.
First published in April 2020, Jennifer Hillier’s Little Secrets tells the story of Marin, a woman whose life and marriage are slowly falling apart after her son, Sebastian, mysteriously goes missing. With the FBI and police being of little help in finding her son, a desperate Marin hires a private investigator to try and track down her son, but instead, she discovers that her husband, Derek, is having an affair with a younger woman named Kenzie. Enraged, Marin hatches a revenge plot against her husband’s mistress. “She’s lost her son; she’s not about to lose her husband, too,” the official book synopsis states. “Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix. Permanently.”
In the two years since its publication, Hillier’s novel has become a national bestseller, with Kirkus Reviews describing it as “a delightfully twisty psychological thriller”.
Behind ‘Little Secrets’, Coming Soon to Peacock
According to Deadline, Peacock’s series adaptation of Little Secrets was first picked up as part of an overall deal that NBCUniversal struck with Tish Cyrus, Miley Cyrus’s mother, in December 2021. The agreement details a first-look TV deal between Cyrus’ HopeTown Entertainment and NBCUniversal, the studio behind Peacock. The agreement also reportedly includes Kentucky Blaze, an upcoming Courtney Hoffman drama, and Lovey, an animated comedy loosely based on the lives of the Cyrus family.
With Little Secrets having just entered development, no information on the cast of the series has been released yet, but Melissa Scrivner Love (FBI: Most Wanted) has been confirmed as a writer for the series adaptation. Tish Cyrus and Dannah Axelrod will serve as producers for Little Secrets under the banner of HopeTown Entertainment.
Peacock’s series adaptation of Little Secrets has no release date yet, but the series will eventually be available on the streaming platform. More information on the series will likely be made available as production continues.