Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh and more join Netflix series Wanderlust
Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense, Miss You Already) is set to star in the upcoming Netflix series Wanderlust, about the relationships of a multi-generational family. The show comes to us from award-winning playwright Nick Payne. It’s directed by Luke Snellin and produced by Drama Republic. Wanderlust will be a six-part drama.
Also cast in the Netflix series are Steven Mackintosh (A Song for Jenny, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, The Halcyon), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Not Safe for Work, Case Histories) and Royce Pierreson (Line of Duty, Our Girl, Murdered by My Boyfriend). Commissioned by BBC One and a co-production with Netflix, the series will premiere in the U.K. on BBC One and globally outside of the U.K on Netflix.
Wanderlust is the first television series scripted by award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, The Sense of an Ending, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) and is directed by Luke Snellin (The A Word, Our Girl, My Mad Fat Diary). Made by Drama Republic (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, The Honourable Woman), it looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable.
Wanderlust follows Joy Richards (Collette) a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark with her husband alive after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbors and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.
Toni Collette said, “I am honored and thrilled to work with Nick Payne’s wonderful words on Wanderlust. It is an authentic and revolutionary story about relationships, sex, love and all the things we really care about. I could not be more excited.”
Nick Payne said, “I’m over the moon to be working with Drama Republic, the BBC and Netflix. And the cast – what a galaxy of talent. Toni Collette is an astronomically adept performer, and someone I’ve long admired.”
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