The 51-year-old Oscar winner has officially signed on to star in the adaptation of Moriarty’s most recent novel, Nine Perfect Strangers. The show already received a straight-to-series order (meaning it’s starting production immediately and won’t make a pilot in hopes of getting picked up) from Hulu, so you just know it’s going to be good.
Nine Perfect Strangers tells the story of nine stressed-out city folks who seek refuge at a boutique health and wellness resort. The getaway promises transformative healing and the secrets to living a better life. Over the course of their ten-day retreat, the resort’s director Masha, who will be played by Kidman, watches. She’s out to strengthen their mind-body connection, but there’s something else in store for them.
Moriarty and Kidman aren’t the only parts of the Big Little Lies equation returning. Writer and producer David E. Kelley, who wrote and produced the hit HBO series, will serve as scribe in the next Moriarty adaptation. John Henry Butterworth will write alongside Kelley, and they’ll also co-showrun together. Kidman will executive produce the series along with Bruna Papandrea (Wild), Steve Hutensky (The Nightingale), Casey Haver (Queen America), Per Saari (Big Little Lies), Moriarty, Kelley and Butterworth. (Lots of cooks in the producer kitchen, it seems.)
So, when does this grand slam of a series hit the small screen, er, streaming platform? It’s currently slated for a late 2020 release, so sadly not that soon. Hey, at least Big Little Lies returns June 9.