With only one week left to go before the debut of Nine Perfect Strangers, Hulu has released a sneak peek of the first episode of its newest limited series titled, “Random Acts of Mayhem,” featuring Melissa McCarthy, Nicole Kidman, and Manny Jacinto. The Nine Perfect Strangers sneak peek also highlights first meeting between McCarthy’s Frances and Kidman’s Masha. The series is scheduled to make its U.S. debut on Hulu on August 18, with the first three episodes. After the premiere, one episode will be released weekly on Wednesdays.
In addition, the official details for the first three episodes have also been revealed, which were all directed by Jonathan Levine. The official synopses are as follows:
Episode 1 titled, “Random Acts of Mayhem,” is written by David E. Kelly and John Henry Butterworth. “Promised total transformation, nine very different people arrive at Tranquillum House, a secluded retreat run by the mysterious wellness guru Masha.”
Episode 2 titled, “The Critical Path,” is written by David E. Kelly and John Henry Butterworth. “As healing begins, the guests begin to doubt the retreat’s unconventional methods. They came for massages and relaxation, not to face their own mortality.”
Episode 3 titled, “Earth Day,” is written by Samantha Strauss. “Forced to live “off of the land” on Earth Day, tension within the group erupts as treatment intensifies and hunger pains set in.”
Based on author Liane Moriarty’s novel, Nine Perfect Strangers stars Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, Manny Jacinto, Melvin Gregg, Samara Weaving, Tiffany Boone, and Bobby Cannavale.
“The limited series takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation in just a span of 10 days,” reads the synopsis. “It will follow the story of nine stressed city dwellers as they try to get on a path that will improve and better their way of living. Watching over them is the resort’s director Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, soon they’ll realize that everything isn’t what it seems to be as these nine strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.”
Nine Perfect Strangers is created by David E. Kelley (Big Littles Lies) and John-Henry Butterworth, who is also currently co-writing the script to Indiana Jones 5. Executive producers also include Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, and Casey Haver from Made Up Stories, Kidman and Per Saari from Blossom Films, as well as Moriarty, Kelley, and Butterworth.