To sweeten the deal, the cast is packed full of iconic stars. Kidman will assume the character of "Masha" the facilities enigmatic (and slightly deranged) director, described as a woman, "on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies."
“I’m so very happy and thrilled to once again be working with Nicole, Per and Bruna," said Moriarty told The Hollywood Reporter."They are such talented, passionate people and I have no doubt that whatever they do with my Nine Perfect Strangers, it will be brilliant."
In January 2020, Deadline reported that Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy is set to star in and executive produce the series. McCarthy is reportedly playing "Frances", who in the novel is described as a "down-on-her-luck romance novelist whose publisher has rejected her latest manuscript."
On May 27, Deadline has also reported that Manny Jacinto is expected to join the cast following a four-season run on NBC's The Good Place. Jacinto will play "Yao", who is described as a "bright-eyed man-kid with a hipster vibe". After he and Kidman's character encounter a life and death experience, Yao becomes her right-hand man at the resort. Reportedly, Yao is "deeply committed" to the unorthodox techniques of the resort and "entirely in (Masha's) thrall."
Following the success of HBO’s Big Little Lies, which earned Kidman an Emmy and Golden Globe for her role in the limited series, Moriarty’s material has been highly sought after in Hollywood.
The series is expected to air on streaming service Hulu in 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic and to "accommodate its talent’s schedules."
Eager to watch Nine Perfect Strangers? Take a look at the original novel below, while you patiently await the new series:
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, $29.99 from booktopia.com.au