Prime Video has released the first-look images for Expats. The series is a six-part limited series based on the internationally best-selling novel of the same name by Janice Y. K. Lee. The series is directed by Lulu Wang and stars Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning actor Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Sarayu Blue (Never Have I Ever), Ji-young Yoo (The Sky is Everywhere), Brian Tee (Chicago Med), and Jack Huston (Mayfair Witches).

Expats follows the lives of four American expats living in Shanghai. The series explores the challenges and rewards of living in a foreign country, as well as the complexities of relationships, family, and identity.

Expats will have its world premiere screening of its feature-length penultimate episode at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8. Then, it is set to premiere on Prime Video in early 2023.


More about the Limited Series

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. The series interrogates privilege and explores what happens when the line between victimhood and culpability becomes blurred. Brian Tee, who plays Margaret’s husband Clarke and Jack Huston, who plays Hilary’s husband David also star in the series.

Official Synopsis

Lulu Wang serves as a creator, director, as well as 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 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.