News Unveiling 'Expats': Nicole Kidman's Hong Kong Drama and the Complex Lives of Privileged Expatriates
Unveiling 'Expats': Nicole Kidman's Hong Kong Drama and the Complex Lives of Privileged Expatriates
Amazon Prime Video is set to take viewers on a captivating journey through the bustling streets of Hong Kong with its upcoming series 'Expats.' Based on Janice Y. K. Lee's bestselling novel 'The Expatriates,' the Lulu Wang-directed drama unfolds the lives of three American women in 2014, amid the backdrop of the Umbrella Movement. As the first trailer drops, let's explore the intricate web of privilege, loss, and secrets that weave through the narrative. The Expats Trailer Unveiled
The first trailer for 'Expats' has been released, offering a glimpse into the world of three American women living in Hong Kong during the tumultuous year of 2014. Directed by Lulu Wang, the series promises a deep dive into the lives of these women against the backdrop of the Umbrella Movement.
The Protagonists: Margaret, Mercy, and Hilary
The clip introduces us to the protagonists: Margaret (Nicole Kidman), a wealthy woman haunted by the loss of her child; Mercy (Ji-young Yoo), a young woman grappling with a terrible mistake; and Hilary (Sarayu Blue), a woman witnessing the disintegration of her marriage. All three are part of the affluent, close-knit expat community in Hong Kong, each grappling with the suffocating nature of their existence.
Supporting Cast and Characters
The ensemble cast includes Brian Tee as Margaret's husband, Clarke, and Jack Huston as Hilary's husband, David. Together, they contribute to the intricately woven tapestry of relationships and struggles within the privileged expatriate community.
Creative Team and Direction
Directed by Lulu Wang, known for her work on 'The Farewell,' 'Expats' boasts a writing team comprising Janice Y. K. Lee, Vera Miao, Gursimran Sandhu, Alice Bell, and Wang herself. The series is produced by a stellar lineup, including Wang, Nicole Kidman, Alice Bell, Daniele Melia, Per Saari, Theresa Park, and Stan Wlodkowski.
Premiere Date and Schedule
Mark your calendars for January 26, 2024, when 'Expats' is set to premiere with two episodes. The subsequent episodes will be released weekly, building anticipation until the series concludes on February 23, 2024.
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