Nicole Kidman is back for another eerie miniseries with HBO, the trailer of which, was revealed as a surprise appearance of at the Oscars ceremony yesterday. In true Kidman fashion of late, the series, entitled Nine Perfect Strangers has been made involving Big Little Lies novelist Liane Moriarty and TV writer David E. Kelley - who also worked on BLL, as well as alongside Kidman for The Undoing - takes a very cultic turn. It seems the creepy train has well and truly left the station, and Kidman is the conductor for the foreseeable future.
And she's just getting started! From the 30 second teaser trailer that has been released, Kidman plays a witchy wellness guru named Masha. “I have been feeling rather unwell lately,” says Melissa McCarthy's character, playing one of several of Kidman's victims. McCarthy stars alongside Luke Evans, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving, Tiffany Boone, Grace Van Patten, and Bobby Cannavale.
The teaser, which was one of the many productions filmed in Byron Bay in 2020, shows Kidman presiding over her victims who are attending a 10-day retreat at Tranquillum House. They dine together, stretch, cry, open up, and even lie in shallowly-dug graves as Kidman appeals, “Surrender yourself to me,” she murmurs, peacefully clinking together a set of cymbals as she promises her disciples will be “transformed.”
It's quite the ride already, and who could be surprised with a trio like Moriarty, Kelley and Kidman. We are still recovering from The Undoing, and on the edge of our seats for Big Little Lies to miraculously return. Anything for more Zoe Kravitz as a hot wealthy mom content. Am I right?
You can preview the Nine Perfect Strangers trailer for yourself below, and join us in finding out if it's as deranged as it looks for its release later this year.