Amazon Studios announced a new limited series titled ‘Expats,’ which will star ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘Birth’ star Nicole Kidman. The six-part show is said to be a political drama set on the continent of Asia.
“Prime Video announced that Expats, the six-part limited series directed by Lulu Wang and based on the internationally best-selling novel The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee, will premiere January 26, 2024,” Amazon said in a statement. “Expats stars Academy Award- and Emmy-winning actor Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies, The Undoing), Sarayu Blue (Never Have I Ever, Blockers), Ji-young Yoo (The Sky Is Everywhere, Smoking Tigers), Brian Tee (Chicago Med, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows), and Jack Huston (House of Gucci, Fargo). Kidman and Lulu Wang also serve as executive producers on the series.”
According to Prime Video the series is set, “against the vibrant and tumultuous tapestry of 2014 Hong Kong, Expats centers on three American women—Margaret (Nicole Kidman), Hilary (Sarayu Blue), and Mercy (Ji-young Yoo)—whose lives intersect after a sudden family tragedy. The series interrogates privilege and explores what happens when the line between victimhood and culpability becomes blurred. Brian Tee, who plays Margaret’s husband Clarke, and Jack Huston, who plays Hilary’s husband David, also star in the series.”
You can take a look at the promotional poster below:
“The series’ feature-length penultimate episode will have its European premiere screening at BFI’s London International Film Festival on October 9,” Amazon added.
Lulu Wang is the showrunner, writer, and director for the series. Australian screenwriter Alice Bell and Lee is also credited as a writer for the show. Kidman will also work as an executive producer along with Theresa Park and Stan Wlodkowski.
‘The Expatriates’ was released for bookshelves in 2016 by Viking. It is Lee’s second novel following ‘The Piano Teacher.’
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