The eight-part drama series was shot entirely in Australia and stars Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Asher Keddie, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Manny Jacinto, Grace Van Patten and Samara Weaving.
The series takes place at a health and wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. Nine stressed-out city dwellers arrive at the retreat seeking a better way of living under the guidance of Masha (Kidman) who seems committed to reinvigorating their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine unsuspecting strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.
“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 COVID-19 pandemic,” Kidman said in a statement.
“Partnering with Melissa McCarthy, working with David Kelley, Liane Moriarty and my producing cohorts again, joining forces with Hulu in the US and now this, a global distribution deal with my home studio of Amazon. The stars have aligned and I thrilled!”
Nine Perfect Strangers, which was also executive produced by Kidman, is one of the many prestige shows and films that have been made in Australia in the last 18 months, as Hollywood productions have opted to film here thanks to our response to the pandemic.
Julia Roberts and George Clooney will also be filming their latest production in Australia, as their romantic comedy — Ticket To Paradise — has been granted $6.4 million in federal government funding to be made here.
Filming of the big-budget blockbuster is expected to begin around Queensland’s Whitsundays later this year and is expected to create more than 270 local jobs and inject $47 million into the economy.
Meanwhile, Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy remained in Australia once Nine Perfect Strangers wrapped in order to shoot the Netflix workplace comedy God’s Favorite Idiot with her husband and fellow actor, Ben Falcone.
Nine Perfect Strangers will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video on August 20, 2021. Check out the trailer below.