10 Differences Between ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ The Show & The Book

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10 Differences Between ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ The Show & The Book

Nine Perfect Strangers is the latest work of best-selling fiction to be turned into a television series, and for fans of the trapped-in-paradise mystery/thriller, it may not be exactly what they were expecting.

The new Hulu show is based off of author Liane Moriarty’s 2018 book of the same name, and if the name Moriarty sounds familiar, it’s because one of her other books was already turned into a wildly popular (award-winning, probably-didn't-need-that-second-season-if-we're-being-honest) drama: Big Little Lies.

Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers is co-produced by David E. Kelly (who brought Big Little Lies to HBO) and has an unbelievably stacked cast, including Luke Evans, Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, Manny Jacinto, Samara Weaving, Michael Shannon, and fellow BLL alum, Nicole Kidman.

For those who haven’t read the book, it follows the story of nine very different people who have signed up to take part in a ten-day wellness retreat, led by a lanky, yet mysterious woman named Masha (that’s the extremely-accented Kidman). But it doesn’t take long for the zen of personalized smoothies and silent meditations to wear off when the guests figure out that Masha’s program at the Tranquillum House isn’t what they signed up for.

While that main concept remains the same in the television version, those who have read the novel will definitely notice some pretty major changes. Hulu will release the first three episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers on August 18, and then the remaining five episodes will be available for streaming each Wednesday following.

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