Amazon Studio has given the green-light for new drama titled The Expatriates.
The new series from Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films is based on the best selling novel by Janice Y.K. Lee and screenwriter Alice Bell.
“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.
As per 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.” Stalke 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 who will be producing the series said in a statement, The Expatriates is just the beginning of our shared goal in making delicious stories with something meaningful to say about the world.”
Amazon has also given the greenlight to two seasons of horror event series THEM from Lena Waithe, and a new comedy Upload helmed by The Office’s Greg Daniels.