There are many things that can attract us to a TV series…
You have the showrunner, the concept, the approach to genre, the production value, existing IP, and beyond. Perhaps it boasts a great trailer, or simply a terrific and enticing ensemble.
In the case of Nine Perfect Strangers, it arguably has all of these working in its favour.
Created by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Big Sky) and John-Henry Butterworth, the mysterious drama is based on Liane Moriarty’s 2018 novel of the same name. The promotional material teased a gripping tale of strangers coming together on a unique and somewhat sinister retreat, while audiences were finally invited to dive in on Wednesday, August 18th 2021, over on Hulu.
UK audiences have been tuning in courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, but with only select episodes currently available, captivated fans are eager to continue solving the mystery behind Masha’s (Nicole Kidman) Tranquillum House.
So, how many episodes of Nine Perfect Stranger are there in total and when are they ready to stream?
Nine Perfect Strangers: How many episodes?
- The 2021 limited series will be made up of 8 episodes in total and they are scheduled to premiere weekly.
Over in the US, new episodes drop every Wednesday, with the finale set to arrive on September 22nd 2021. In the UK, on the other hand, the first three episodes arrived on Prime on Friday, August 20th.
Prime subscribers can expect new episodes to reach the streaming service each Friday, with the finale making its way to fans on September 24th.
As for whether we can expect anything afterward, it’s worth highlighting that the show is billed as a limited series and audiences can expect a complete adaptation of the source material across the 8 episodes.
However, Big Little Lies was also billed as a one-off, so perhaps popularity could see it resurrected for another batch of episodes. In the realm of TV, anything can happen.
Now, for those who aren’t yet acquainted with the available episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers, we simply have to showcase that cast…
Best ensemble of 2021?
When reflecting upon the star-studded ensembles across film and TV so far this year, this one stands out as one of – if not, even – the very best.
The series offers such a diverse and versatile range of performances from some of Hollywood’s most beloved and rising talents. Check out the key players:
- Nicole Kidman as Masha Dmitrichenko
- Melissa McCarthy as Frances Welty
- Michael Shannon as Napoleon Marconi
- Luke Evans as Lars Lee
- Samara Weaving as Jessica Chandler
- Asher Keddie as Heather Marconi
- Melvin Gregg as Ben Chandler
- Tiffany Boone as Delilah
- Manny Jacinto as Yao
- Bobby Cannavale as Tony Hogburn
- Grace Van Patten as Zoe Marconi
- Zoe Terakes as Glory
- Regina Hall as Carmel Schneider
From the page to the screen
While in conversation with Collider, the series’ director – Jonathan Levine – was asked about his approach to adaptation.
This is because the interviewer notes that they spoke with Tiffany Boone previously, who explained that Jonathan asked her not to read the source novel.
Addressing this, Jonathan clarified:
“Yeah. I definitely was like, the actors can read the book if they so choose, but I think that I really wanted them to be treating the show as its own specific thing. And Delilah especially was a little different than the character in the book. So, yeah. I think that basically, I did want all the actors to be going off the script rather than the book…”
He added that this was “because [he] felt like there was a chance people could kind of get confused, and some of the characters did change from the book to the scripts.”
So, if you’re familiar with the book, you can anticipate some changes. Now, all that’s left to do is head over to Hulu or Prime and enjoy your stay at the Tranquillum.