EXPATS – Lulu Wang’s Acclaimed New Series Sets January 2024 Release Date

'Expats,' directed by Lulu Wang and featuring Nicole Kidman, is all set for its premiere on Prime Video on January 26, 2024.

Prime Video is gearing up to launch its eagerly awaited drama series, Expats. Directed by the talented Lulu Wang and featuring a star-studded cast led by Nicole Kidman, the series promises to be a visual and narrative treat for viewers.

Diving Deep into Expats

Mercy (Ji-young Yoo)

The six-part limited series, Expats, is inspired by Janice Y. K. Lee’s internationally acclaimed novel, The Expatriates. As the release date approaches, Prime Video has also teased fans with the series’ art, further amplifying the excitement.

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With Nicole Kidman in a leading role, the series is already generating buzz. Joining her are notable actors Sarayu Blue, Ji-young Yoo, Brian Tee, and Jack Huston. Both Kidman and Wang have also taken on the role of executive producers, ensuring the series aligns with their shared vision.

A Story Set in the Heart of Hong Kong

David (Jack Huston), Hilary (Sarayu Blue)

Expats transports viewers to 2014 Hong Kong, where the lives of three American women—Margaret, Hilary, and Mercy—become intricately linked after a heart-wrenching family tragedy. The narrative delves deep into themes of privilege, blurred lines of victimhood, and the intricate dynamics of relationships.

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Lulu Wang’s multifaceted involvement as the creator, director, and writer guarantees a unique touch to Expats. The series is further enriched by a team of executive producers including Daniele Melia, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Alice Bell, Theresa Park, and Stan Wlodkowski. The script is penned by a talented team comprising Vera Miao, Gursimran Sandhu, Janice Y. K. Lee, Alice Bell, and Wang herself.

European fans are in for a treat as the feature-length penultimate episode of Expats will be showcased at the BFI’s London International Film Festival on October 9, ahead of its official release. And those of us fortunate enough to attend TIFF also saw the penultimate episode. It was kind of a surreal experience, as it magnificently captures an experience many of my family have lived and many are still living. The story and performances are immaculate, but that level of realism was mind-blowing.

With its compelling storyline, exceptional cast, and the genius of Lulu Wang, Expats is poised to be a standout series on Prime Video. Especially for those who have, or are close to, the immigrant experience. As January 26, 2024, approaches, fans worldwide are gearing up for a series that promises both entertainment and introspection.

About Expats


Release Date: January 26, 2024
Based on The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee
Creator/Director: Lulu Wang
Executive Producers: Lulu Wang, Daniele Melia, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Alice Bell, Theresa Park, Stan Wloodkowski
Writers: Lulu Wang, Alice Bell Vera Miao, Gursimran Sandhu, Janice Y.K. Lee
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, Ji-young Yoo, Brian Tee, Jack Huston

Set against the vibrant and tumultuous tapestry of 2014 Hong Kong, Expats centers on three American women—Margaret (Nicole Kidman), Hilary (Sarayu Blue), and Mercy (Ji-young Yoo)—whose lives intersect after a sudden family tragedy. The series interrogates privilege and explores what happens when the line between victimhood and culpability becomes blurred. Brian Tee, who plays Margaret’s husband Clarke, and Jack Huston, who plays Hilary’s husband David, also star in the series.

What are your expectations from Expats? Which actor’s performance are you most excited about? How do you think Lulu Wang’s direction will shape the series? Share your thoughts and join the conversation on social media!

Source: Prime Video

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