Expats | Trailer released for Nicole Kidman series

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Director Lulu Wang has teamed up with Nicole Kidman for Amazon Prime drama series Expats. Here’s the trailer:

Writer and director Lulu Wang came to prominence with her highly acclaimed 2019 film The Farewell, which followed the story of a Chinese woman as her family organise a gathering to prepare for the death of her grandmother, without telling the grandmother she’s dying. The film was nominated for a plethora of awards, won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film, and voted one of the ten best films of the year by the American Film Institute.

Wang is now the creative force behind the Hong Kong-set American television series Expats, as she teams with star and executive producer Nicole Kidman and her production company Blossom Films. (Kidman’s firm previously turned out the award-winning drama Rabbit Hole, fact fans.)

The synopsis for Expats reads as follows:

Set against the vibrant and tumultuous tapestry of 2014 Hong Kong, Expats centers on three American women—Margaret (Nicole Kidman), Hilary (Sarayu Blue), & 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.

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The cast also includes Brian Tee as Margaret’s husband Clarke and Jack Huston as Hilary’s husband David.

Wang adapted the show from Janice YK Lee’s novel The Expatriates, and Lee also wrote some of the scripts. Other writers include Vera Miao, Gursimran Sandhu and Alice Bell. Wang also directed the series.

2024 is set to be a busy year for Kidman, as she stars in television adaptation of Elin Hilderbrand’s thriller novel The Perfect Couple, romantic comedy A Family Affair, both for Netflix, and animated musical Spellbound.

Expats will stream on Amazon Prime Video from 26th January 2024. Watch the trailer below…

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