Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) has joined Nicole Kidman (Aquaman) and Melissa McCarthy (The Little Mermaid) in the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, Deadline has confirmed.
The series is based on Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty’s latest book, from David E. Kelley, who wrote on the HBO series, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Kidman’s Blossom Films – all key auspices behind HBO’s hit Big Little Lies adaptation — and Endeavor Content.
Co-written by Kelley, John Henry Butterworth (Ford v Ferrari) and Samantha Strauss (Dance Academy) and co-shownrun by Kelley and Butterworth, Nine Perfect Strangers the series 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 ten-day retreat is the resort’s director Masha (played by Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.
Evans will play the role of Lars, one of the nine “perfect” strangers. In addition to Kidman and McCarthy, he joins previously cast Manny Jacinto (The Good Place).
Nine Perfect Strangers is executive produced by Bruna Papandrea (Gone Girl), Steve Hutensky (Limitless), and Jodi Matterson (Little Monsters) for Made Up Stories, Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films, Liane Moriarty, Kelley, John Henry Butterworth, and McCarthy. The series is hoping to debut in 2021.