Netflix new series Wanderlust, starring Toni Collette, premiering October 19 globally
The six-episode series looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable
Netflix has announced Friday, October 19 as the premiere date for Wanderlust, the upcoming dramedy starring award-winning actress Toni Collette (Hereditary, Little Miss Sunshine). Premiering on Netflix globally outside the U.K., Wanderlust presents an "authentic, multi-generational story about the complexities of love, grief, family and marriage when a relatable couple living a suburban lifestyle tries something unorthodox".
The six-episode series looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable. Collette plays Joy Richards, a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark alive with her husband after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbors and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.
Executive-produced by Jude Liknaitzky and Roanna Benn at Drama Republic (Doctor Foster, The Honourable Woman), Wanderlust is written by award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, The Sense of an Ending) and is directed by Luke Snellin (The A Word, Our Girl, My Mad Fat Diary).
Also starring are Steven Mackintosh (A Song For Jenny, Stan Lee's Lucky Man), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Not Safe For Work) and Royce Pierreson (Line Of Duty, Our Girl). Wanderlust was co-commissioned by BBC One and Netflix.