Nine Perfect Strangers: Nicole Kidman and Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty reunite in new Amazon Prime Video drama

How to watch Nine Perfect Strangers in the UK – the new drama series based on Liane Moriarty’s novel, starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

By Alex Fletcher Updated: 14 June 2021 - 11.39am

If you loved Big Little Lies, we’ve got some exciting TV news for you.

Nine Perfect Strangers is the next book from Big Little Lies bestselling author Liane Moriarty to be turned into a TV series. The show will reunite Nicole Kidman with the creative team behind the juicy Monterey drama.

And we now know where you’ll be able to watch it in the UK – the series will be launched exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Here is everything you need to know about Nine Perfect Strangers…

When is Nine Perfect Strangers released?

The series is released on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 20.

The book cover of Liane Moriarty bestseller Nine Perfect Strangers

What is Nine Perfect Strangers about? Plot and spoilers

Set at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation, the story follows 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 strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

The series has been produced by Nicole Kidman, Bruna Papandrea, David E Kelley – the team behind Big Little Lies and The Undoing.

The key art for Nicole Kidman's Nine Perfect Strangers

Nicole Kidman said: “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 pandemic."

“What a dream team! Nicole, Bruna and David all have proven track records producing world-class, complex and addictive stories with strong women front and center. I’m excited for Amazon Prime Video customers to see this incredible new series.” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.

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Who is in the Nine Perfect Strangers cast?

Melissa McCarthy as Frances in Nine Perfect Strangers Prime Video
Melissa McCarthy will play romance novelist Frances in the TV series

The cast is a who’s who of Hollywood talent including Nicole Kidman (The Undoing) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) in their first project together.

Kidman is wellness resort director Masha and McCarthy will play down on her luck romance novelist Frances who is one of the visiting strangers.

Bobby Cannavale as Tony in Nine Perfect Strangers Amazon Prime Video
Bobby Cannavale as Tony

Manny Jacinto (The Good Place) will play Yao, a hipster “man-kid”,

Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) will play gay divorce lawyer Lars.

Samara Weaving (Hollywood) and Melvin Gregg (Snowfall) will play husband and wife Jessica and Ben who hit marriage problems after winning the lottery.

Grace Van Patten (Maniac) plays Zoe, who joined the retreat to deal with the death of her twin brother and Tiffany Boone (Little Fires Everywhere) will play Delilah, an employee at the retreat.

Regina Hall (Girls Trip) plays Carmel, a single mum who was dumped by her husband for a younger woman, Michael Shannon (Man of Steel), Asher Keddie (Offspring) and Grace Van Patten (The Meyerowitz Stories) will play a family who enter the retreat grieving.

Bobby Cannavale (The Irishman) is another one of the strangers; beer-bellied former football star Tony who is a love interest for McCarthy’s France.

Zoe Terakes (Wentworth) will play Glory, another employee at the Tranquillum Wellness Center.

Nicole Kidman as Masha in Nine Perfect Strangers Prime Video
Nicole Kidman as Masha

Watch the trailer for Nine Perfect Strangers

Here's the official trailer for the show:

Where is Nine Perfect Strangers filmed?

The series was filmed in Australia  in 2020 across 19 weeks in Byron Bay, New South Wales.

The show used the luxury wellness retreat SOMA to bring the Tranquilium' retreat from Moriarty’s novel to life.

How can you watch Nine Perfect Strangers in the UK?

The eight-part series will be available exclusively in the UK on Amazon Prime Video from August 20.

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