Everything To Know About Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2

A White Lotus star is reportedly among the new cast members.

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Nicole Kidman as Masha in 'Nine Perfect Strangers' Season 1 via Hulu's press site
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Just like the 2018 Liane Moriarty novel it’s based on, Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers has a definite ending. Though that seemingly didn’t bode well for the miniseries’ future, HBO famously revived Big Little Lies — which was similarly based on a book by Moriarty and starred Nicole Kidman — despite its initial limited series billing. Hulu eventually followed suit and renewed Nine Perfect Strangers for Season 2, as Variety reported on June 21.

The drama’s record-setting first season centered around a retreat at California’s fictional Tranquillum House, where nine guests come together to confront their respective traumas under the guidance of Kidman’s mysterious wellness guru Masha. In addition to Kidman, Season 1’s ensemble cast included Melissa McCarthy (Frances), Manny Jacinto (Yao), Asher Keddie (Heather), Luke Evans (Lars), Melvin Gregg (Ben), Samara Weaving (Jessica), Grace Van Patten (Zoe), Tiffany Boone (Delilah), Michael Shannon (Napoleon), Regina Hall (Carmel), Zoe Terakes (Glory), and Bobby Cannavale (Tony).

Despite the roster of all-star actors, director Jonathan Levine suggested back in September 2021 that the show could move in the direction of an anthology that would bring in new characters. “I hope that people enjoy it enough for Season 2 to be an option,” he revealed to BuzzFeed at the time. “I certainly can imagine where it would go for a second season. The one thing I did think would be cool is if you could get, like, another group of nine. One of them would be, like, a famous person playing themselves. I would love for people to want more. And then it's about whether we could convince [David E. Kelley], the series creator, and Nicole.”

With Season 2 officially confirmed, here’s everything to expect on the next Nine Perfect Strangers installment.

The Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2 Cast

In addition to Kidman, the Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2 cast currently includes Liv Ullmann, Dolly De Leon, Maisie Richardson Sellers, and Aras Aydin. Sources told Variety on June 21 that The White Lotus alum Murray Bartlett, who also appeared in Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales, is nearing a deal to star in Season 2. Further casting is reportedly still underway and has yet to be revealed.

The Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2 Plot

Though official plot details remain under wraps, Deadline reported that Season 2 will follow the general formula of the first installment in a new location: the Swiss Alps. Per the website’s sources, fans can expect to see “nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living” with a 10-day stay at Masha’s boutique wellness resort run. Of course, these nine “perfect” strangers also have no idea what is about to hit them.

The Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2 Premiere Date

Hulu has yet to announce a Season 2 premiere date, but the first installment reportedly took about five months to film and wrapped in December 2020, ahead of an August 2021 premiere. If production follows the same schedule, the earliest the drama could return would be late 2024. That all depends on when filming actually gets underway, though.

This post will be updated as more Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2 details become available.

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