Nicole Kidman
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If like us, you’re waiting on confirmation on a third season of Big Little Lies I have both good and bad news. No, there is still no update on the award-winning production but the makers of the HBO series have just revealed a new project. This week, Hulu released the first teaser to Nine Perfect Strangers featuring leading lady, Nicole Kidman.

Based on Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name (the Australian author behind “Big Little Lies”), the forthcoming thriller will follow nine people as they attend a wellness resort run by Kidman’s character.

Variety reports, “Nine Perfect Strangers takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine ‘perfect’ strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.”

According to IMDb, there will be just eight episodes.

Nine Perfect Strangers follows similar DNA to Big Little Lies. Firstly, a huge  portion of the production team will reunite for the new project including executive producer Bruna Papandrea and creator and executive producer David E. Kelley. Kelley and John Henry Butterworth serve as co-writers and co-showrunners. It also features an all-star cast; Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Melvin Gregg, Michael Shannon, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, Manny Jacinto, Tiffany Boone, Regina Hall, Bobby Cannavale and Australian starlet Samara Weaving.

It is still unknown where and when the series will release. US viewers can anticipate the release on the Hulu streaming platform while in Australia, it is expected the series will most likely drop on Binge – the same site as Big Little Lies. 

Moriarty was recently honoured at the G’day USA AAA Gala with Kidman paying tribute to the author in a statement.

“Your imagination, your brilliance, your friendship, have been a gift to us and a gift to the world,” Kidman said. And we have to agree.

Stay tuned for updates.

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