Prime Video‘s Expats finally gets a premiere date! 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.


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.


Lulu Wang serves as a creator, director, and writer for Expats. Wang also executive produces the series with Daniele Melia for Local Time. Executive Producing the series is Nicole Kidman along with Per Saari for Blossom Films (Rabbit HoleNine Perfect Strangers), and Australian screenwriter Alice Bell (The Beautiful LieThe Slap).

Also serving as Executive Producers are Theresa Park for Per Capita Productions (After YangBones and All) and Stan Wlodkowski (The Old Guard). Then, 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.

Expats had its world premiere screening of its feature-length penultimate episode at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8. Now, it is set to premiere on January 26, 2024.