Amazon Studios has greenlit flurry of new series, including an adaptation of The Expatriates helmed by Nicole Kidman.
Kidman will produce the series based on the best selling novel by Janice Y.K. Lee and screenwriter Alice Bell via Blossom Films
“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,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios and added “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 marriage, career, parenting and unimaginable loss.”
Kidman also expressed her excitement for her upcoming show saying, “The Expatriates is just the beginning of our shared goal in making delicious stories with something meaningful to say about the world.”
Here’s the official logline: The Expatriates follows a close-knit expatriate community against the backdrop of Hong Kong “where affluence is celebrated, friendships are intense but knowingly temporary, and personal lives, deaths and marriages are played out publicly—then retold with glee. This is a delicious world of unusual alliances, heartfelt truths and mystifying superstitions; a place where fortunes are made and lost, families sundered and brought together, identities made and then remade in pursuit of an extraordinary life.”
Amazon has also given the green light to two seasons of horror event series THEM from Lena Waithe, and a new comedy Upload helmed by The Office’s Greg Daniels.