Streaming giant, Amazon Studios has commissioned to air stream the upcoming television series from Academy Award winning actress, Nicole Kidman dubbed ‘The Expatriates’.
The series is set against the background of the vertical city of Hong Kong and will explore the vibrant lives of a close knit expatriate community, where affluence is celebrated, friendships are intense but knowingly temporary, and personal lives, deaths and marriages are played out publicly.
Speaking about the Amazon-Blossom collaboration, Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke explained that they are thrilled to kick off their relationship by bringing such a story to life.
“After announcing our recent first look deal with Nicole and Blossom Films, we are thrilled to kick off this relationship by bringing this very popular novel from author Janice Y.K. Lee to prime video. The story weaves an addictive tapestry that follows a group of complex women and their lives as outsiders in Hong Kong. It’s a compelling exploration of the strength of these women as they persevere through struggles with marriages, career, parenting and unimaginable loss,” Salke explained.
Jennifer, since her take over as head of Amazon has discussed a push for more female-led programming on the Amazon platform and The Expatriates looks like a strong start for the media television and film production company.
The Oscar winning actress, Kidman also shared her thoughts on the collaboration with Amazon. “I’m so thrilled about the Blossom-Amazon collaboration. The Expatriates is just the beginning of our shared goal in making delicious stories with something meaningful to say about the world”.
Kidman and Blossom last month signed a first-look deal with Amazon covering theatrical features, television series and digital content. The Expatriates is based on the bestselling novel by Janice Y.K. Lee and award-winning screenwriter Alice Bell. The show is executive produced by Nicole Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films and Theresa Park for POW! productions with Lee serving as consulting producer. As to whether or not the Oscar winning actress will star alongside in the series is unknown.
Kidman’s other television projects include the second season of HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Undoing’ and HBO limited series that will reunite her with Big Little Lies creator, David E. Kelley.