Nicole Kidman's Nine Perfect Strangers: Release date, casting and more

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Photo credit: Vince Valitutti
Photo credit: Vince Valitutti

Nicole Kidman has reunited with Big Little Lies and The Undoing show-runner David E Kelley for their next sure-fire hit, Nine Perfect Strangers.

The eight-part series is adapted from the best-selling novel by Liane Moriarty, who is serving as an executive producer, and as writer on one episode. Big Little Lies was also based on the book of the same title by Moriarty, who again, worked closely with Kidman and Kelley on the award-winning adaptation.

Kidman will star as the seemingly serene director of a mysterious wellness centre called Tranquillum, to provide a peaceful haven for nine stressed out and fatigued guests.

Photo credit: Vince Valitutti
Photo credit: Vince Valitutti

However, the guests soon discover that their getaway comes at a price as their well-earned break begins to unravel.

Nine Perfect Strangers: When is it released?

Nine Perfect Strangers will be released on Hulu in the US, and launch on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 20. The first three episodes will be released on this date, with the remaining five added weekly until the finale on Friday, September 24.

"I'm so proud of what we were able to pull together this past year, bringing Nine Perfect Strangers filming to Australia during the global COVID-19 pandemic," Kidman said in a statement.

"Partnering with Melissa McCarthy, working with David Kelley, Liane Moriarty and my producing cohorts again, joining forces with Hulu in the USA and now this, a global distribution deal with my home studio of Amazon. The stars have aligned and I am thrilled!"

Nine Perfect Strangers: The Cast

The impressive ensemble includes Kidman as wellness guru Masha, and Oscar-nominee Melissa McCarthy as romance novelist Frances Welty, who is attending Masha's health retreat as she's "in need of some fixing."

Photo credit: Vince Valitutti
Photo credit: Vince Valitutti
Photo credit: Vince Valitutti
Photo credit: Vince Valitutti

The other unwitting guests include Beauty and the Beast's Luke Evans as a divorce lawyer, Regina Hall as a single mother, Melvin Gregg and Samara Weaving as a wealthy but fractious couple, along with Michael Shannon, Bobby Cannavale and Grace Van Patten.

Photo credit: Vince Valitutti
Photo credit: Vince Valitutti

Manny Jacinto and Tiffany Boone play staff members at Tranquillum.

Nine Perfect Strangers: The plot

Adapted from the best-selling thriller of the same title by Liane Moriaty, the story follows an enigmatic wellness guru (played by Kidman) who runs a wellness retreat offering rundown guests a path to enlightenment.

Photo credit: Vince Valitutti
Photo credit: Vince Valitutti

Though the location is idyllic, the guests soon discover a sinister side to the retreat which threatens their downfall.

Nine Perfect Strangers episodes 1 -3 launches on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 20. The remaining five episodes will be added weekly until the finale on Friday, September 24.


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