Today, Prime Video released the trailer for Expats, the six-part limited series directed by award-winning Lulu Wang and based on the internationally best-selling novel The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee. The series will premiere with two episodes on January 26, 2024, with new episodes launching weekly until the finale on February 23, 2024.
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 when Margaret’s son goes missing. The series interrogates privilege and explores what happens when the line between victimhood and culpability becomes blurred.
Expats stars Academy Award- and Emmy-winning actor Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies, The Undoing), Sarayu Blue (Never Have I Ever, Blockers) and Ji-young Yoo (The Sky Is Everywhere, Smoking Tigers). Brian Tee (Chicago Med, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) plays Margaret’s husband Clarke and Jack Huston (House of Gucci, Fargo) plays Hilary’s husband David. Kidman and Lulu Wang also serve as executive producers on the series, which premiered its penultimate episode at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.
Lulu Wang serves as a creator, director, and writer for Expats. Wang also executive produces the series with Daniele Melia for Local Time. Nicole Kidman serves as an executive producer for the series with Per Saari for Blossom Films (Rabbit Hole, Nine Perfect Strangers), along with Australian screenwriter Alice Bell (The Beautiful Lie, The Slap), who was the first writer onboarded to the series. Theresa Park for Per Capita Productions (After Yang, Bones and All) and Stan Wlodkowski (The Old Guard) also serve as executive producers. Vera Miao (Two Sentence Horror Stories), Gursimran Sandhu (Game of Thrones), and author Janice Y. K. Lee served as writers on Expats, with Bell and Wang.
Here is the first trailer.