The Perfect Couple (TV series)

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The Perfect Couple
Created byJenna Lamia
Based onThe Perfect Couple
by Elin Hilderbrand
Directed bySusanne Bier
Starring
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
  • Jenna Lamia
  • Susanne Bier
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Per Saari
  • Shawn Levy
  • Josh Barry
  • Gail Berman
  • Elin Hilderbrand
  • Hend Baghdady
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNetflix

The Perfect Couple is an upcoming mystery drama television series made for Netflix starring Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, Dakota Fanning, and Eve Hewson. It is an adaptation of the 2018 novel of the same name by Elin Hilderbrand.

Synopsis[edit]

Amelia (Hewson) is about to marry into the wealthy Nantucket Winbury family, to the disapproval of their matriarch novelist (Kidman). But when a body is found on the beach and secrets are revealed, everyone becomes a suspect.[1]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

An adaptation of the Hilderbrand novel was in the works at Fox Entertainment in 2019.[5] Jenna Lamia was announced to be adapting the book for the project in December 2019.[6]

Lamia was revealed to be serving as showrunner and Bier as director for the adaptation which was greenlit as a six-part series by Netflix in August 2022. Lamia, Bier and the books author Hilderbrand act as executive producers with Nicole Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films, Shawn Levy and Josh Barry of 21 Laps Entertainment, and Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady for The Jackal Group.[7][8]

Changes from the novel include changing the bride’s name change from Celeste Otis to Amelia Sacks.[9][10]

Casting[edit]

In March 2023, reports surfaced that Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, Dakota Fanning, and several other potential cast members were set to star in the series.[11][12] Later, Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, Dakota Fanning, Eve Hewson, and Billy Howle were officially confirmed to be part of the cast.[2] The remaining cast included Ishaan Khattar, Jack Reynor, Sam Nivola, Mia Isaac, Donna Lynne Champlin, and Isabelle Adjani.[3] Later that same month Omar Epps joined the cast.[4]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography scheduled from April to June 2023 in Massachusetts with filming locations including Chatham, Eastward Point, Hardwick, and around Cape Cod.[13][14][15] Filming in Nantucket was picketed in September 2023 by striking members of the SAG-AFTRA unions.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Otterson, Joe (31 March 2023). "Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, Eve Hewson, Dakota Fanning to Star in Netflix Limited Series 'The Perfect Couple'". Variety. Archived from the original on 31 March 2023. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Grobar, Matt (23 March 2023). "Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, Meghann Fahy, Dakota Fanning, Eve Hewson & Jack Reynor In Talks For Susanne Bier-Helmed Netflix Limited Series 'The Perfect Couple'". Deadline. Archived from the original on 23 March 2023. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Gomez, Dessi (31 March 2023). "Nicole Kidman and Liev Schreiber to Lead Netflix Limited Series 'The Perfect Couple'". TheWrap. Archived from the original on 31 March 2023. Retrieved 31 March 2023.
  4. ^ a b Grobar, Matt (31 March 2023). "Omar Epps Boards Netflix's Limited Series 'The Perfect Couple'". Deadline. Archived from the original on 31 March 2023. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (3 September 2019). "The Perfect Couple' Drama Based On Elin Hilderbrand Book In The Works At Fox From SideCar". Deadline. Archived from the original on 3 September 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (11 December 2019). "Jenna Lamia To Pen 'The Perfect Couple' Adaptation Based On Elin Hilderbrand Book In The Works At Fox". Deadline. Archived from the original on 11 December 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  7. ^ Otterson, Joe (25 August 2022). "Netflix Orders Limited Series Adaptation 'Perfect Couple' From 21 Laps, Jackal Group". Variety. Archived from the original on 25 August 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  8. ^ Cordero, Rosy (25 August 2022). "Elin Hilderbrand Novel 'The Perfect Couple' Being Adapted Into Limited Series By 21 Laps At Netflix; Jenna Lamia Set As Showrunner & EP". Deadline. Archived from the original on 25 August 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  9. ^ Gularte, Alejandra (1 April 2023). "Nicole Kidman and Eve Hewson Make The Perfect Couple". Vulture. Archived from the original on 1 April 2023. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  10. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (28 September 2023). "Netflix Nicole Kidman Limited Series 'The Perfect Couple' Nantucket Shoot Disrupted By SAG-AFTRA Pickets – Update". Deadline. Archived from the original on 28 September 2023. Retrieved 28 September 2023.
  11. ^ London, Rob (23 March 2023). "'The Perfect Couple' Nabs the Perfect Cast With Nicole Kidman, Liev Scheiber, and More". Collider. Archived from the original on 23 March 2023. Retrieved 23 March 2023.
  12. ^ Rowan, Iona (24 March 2023). "Nicole Kidman tipped to join Netflix murder mystery series". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on 24 March 2023. Retrieved 24 March 2023.
  13. ^ Slane, Kevin (28 March 2023). "A Netflix series set to star Nicole Kidman will begin filming on Cape Cod next week". Boston.com. Archived from the original on 28 March 2023. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  14. ^ Klein, Asher (27 March 2023). "Star-Studded Netflix Murder Mystery Set to Film on Cape Cod". nbcboston. Archived from the original on 27 March 2023. Retrieved 2 April 2023.
  15. ^ "'Perfect Couple' To Begin Filming April 3". Cape Cod Chronicle. 22 March 2023. Archived from the original on 22 March 2023. Retrieved 2 April 2023.

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