The Nine Perfect Strangers adaptation, based on the book by Liane Moriarty, has all the right pieces in place to be a big hit for Hulu. Released in 2018, this gripping psychological thriller captivated readers with its unique premise and well-drawn characters. Now, the story is being brought to life on the small screen, and fans are buzzing with excitement.
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This page was updated: 7/31/23
About The Book:
Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.
Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer – or should she run while she still can?
It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.
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Current Production Status:
Season 1 is fully released as of Summer 2021. Season 2 is still in the early stages of pre-production.
Nine Perfect Strangers Adaptation Timeline:
The book was released in Fall 2018 and the next Spring it was announced that Hulu had picked it up and given a full straight to series order. Nicole Kidman joined in the lead role and as an executive producer early on.
Melissa McCarthy was announced in January 2020 to also be joining the cast. More cast was announced throughout the next few months while they figured out how the series was going to be filmed during the COVID pandemic.
Filming began in Australia in August 2020 will all cast and crew required to quarantine for 14 days before entering the country. Principal photography lasted until December.
The first trailer was released during the Academy Awards in April 2021 and a release date for later in the year was set.
The series premiered in August with the first three episodes and then had weekly episode drops for the rest of the season.
In July 2023 it was announced that the show would be coming back for a second season with Nicole Kidman returning in the lead role.
Where Can I Watch The Series/Movie?
The first season is currently available to watch streaming on Hulu in the United States, and Prime Video everywhere else.
The show currently has a 59% tomatometer and 58% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 7.0/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
Hulu led production and handled United States distribution.
Who Is Attached:
Nicole Kidman led the cast with Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Samara Weaving, Manny Jacinto, and Grace Van Patten all joining the first season.
Filming occurred in various locations around New South Wales, Australia.
The first season was released on August 18, 2021. There is currently no release information for the second season.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This series was featured in the 2021 Books To Screen Adaptations masterlist.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
‘Big Little Lies’ was adapted into a series by HBO and was very successful, including getting a second season.
‘The Husband’s Secret’ is currently in the early stages of development with Blake Lively attached to star.
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