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Feeling a little unwell waiting for new episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers? We can relate. In the words of Masha, “we’re gonna get you well.”

From the creators of Big Little Lies and The Undoing comes the new Hulu Original drama series Nine Perfect Strangers—and we’re here to welcome you to Tranquillum House, give you the inside scoop, and answer all of your burning questions about the show.  

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of your Nine Perfect Strangers binge.

Nine Perfect Strangers Official Trailer

What is Nine Perfect Strangers about? 

Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers follows nine carefully selected city dwellers who enter a 10-day health-and-wellness retreat under the direction of enigmatic Masha (Nicole Kidman)who is known for mixing and matching her guests “like a cocktail.”

With high hopes that their time at Tranquillum House will put them on a path to a better life, the nine strangers surrender to their mysterious host in order to face their innermost demons and heal. 

With no knowledge of what Masha has in store for them, the guests are drawn in by the promise of total transformation. Will they stay? Will they go? Do they have a choice?

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Nine Perfect Strangers Release Date

Frances (Melissa McCarthy) and Zoe (Grace Van Patten) embracing one another under a palm tree in Nine Perfect Strangers.

The first three episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers premiered on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. 

When do episodes of Nine Perfect Strangers come out?

Masha (Nicole Kidman) sitting at a desk in the series Nine Perfect Strangers.

Wondering when you can expect more Nine Perfect Strangers episodes? Following the premiere, the remaining five episodes will be released (one episode at a time) each Wednesday on Hulu. 

The next new episode of Nine Perfect Strangers will be available to stream on Wednesday, August 25. Check out the episodes streaming now:

S1 Episode 1 ‘Random Acts of Mayhem’

Promised total transformation, nine very different people arrive at Tranquillum House, a secluded retreat run by the mysterious wellness guru Masha.

S1 Episode 2 ‘The Critical Path’ 

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. 

S1 Episode 3 ‘Earth Day’

Forced to live “off of the land” on Earth Day, tension within the group erupts as treatment intensifies and hunger pains set in.

S1 Episode 104 ‘Brave New World’

As the guests learn more about Tranquillum’s unique protocols, everyone must decide if they will continue under Masha’s care. Meanwhile, Masha is receiving mysterious threats of her own.

S1 Episode 105 ‘Sweet Surrender’

Zoe’s birthday celebration reopens old wounds, even as the group begins to grow closer.

S1 Episode 106 ‘Motherlode’

As the protocol escalates, relationships are strengthened, even as the effects of the treatment become more unsettling. Masha reveals her unique treatment goals for the Marconi family.

Nine Perfect Strangers Cast

The cast of Nine Perfect Strangers standing outside: Jessica (Samara Weaving), Ben (Melvin Gregg), Frances (Melissa McCarthy), Lars (Luke Evans), Tony (Bobby Cannavale), Napoleon (Michael Shannon), Yao (Manny Jacinto), and Heather (Asher Keddie)

Everybody has a story, and you’re about to learn theirs. Here’s the scoop on the star-studded cast of Nine Perfect Strangers and their characters.

Nicole Kidman

In addition to executive producing the series, Academy Award®-winning actress Nicole Kidman stars as Masha, the resort’s mysterious director who is on a mission to reinvigorate the guests’ tired minds and bodies.

Melissa McCarthy

Academy Award®-nominated actress and Nine Perfect Strangers executive producer Melissa McCarthy plays Frances, one of the strangers—and she’s asking the question we’re all wondering: “Is Masha batshit? Or is she the real deal?”

Luke Evans

Luke Evans plays Lars, one of the most skeptical of the nine strangers, captured in the trailer stating, “Wellness retreats…such utter crap.”

Tiffany Boone

Tiffany Boone, who starred in the Emmy-nominated miniseries Little Fires Everywhere, plays Delilah, Masha’s right hand at Tranquillum House.

Regina Hall

Regina Hall plays Carmel, a recent divorcee who is hopeful that Masha can help her heal and transform.

Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale plays rough-around-the-edges Tony, another one of the nine strangers. He’s uncertain if he belongs at Tranquillum, captured in the trailer stating, “I’m not sure I’m really supposed to be here. Some doors are meant to stay closed.”

Samara Weaving

Australian actress Samara Weaving plays Jessica, another one of the strangers, who arrives at Tranquillum with her boyfriend, Ben, in hopes of healing their relationship.

Melvin Gregg

Melvin Gregg, who you might recognize from VINE, plays Ben, who reluctantly agrees to join his girlfriend Jessica at Tranquillum House.

Michael Shannon

Academy Award®-nominee Michael Shannon plays Napoleon, another one of the strangers, who arrives at Tranquillum optimistically with his wife and daughter. 

Asher Keddie

Asher Keddie plays Heather, Napoleon’s wife.  

Grace Van Patten

Grace Van Patten plays Napoleon’s daughter, Zoe. 

Manny Jacinto

Manny Jacinto plays Yao, another one of Masha’s trusted employees at Tranquillum House.

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Who wrote Nine Perfect Strangers?

The series Nine Perfect Strangers is based on The New York Times bestselling book of the same name by Liane Moriarty. The Australian author also wrote Big Little Lies, which was adapted into an HBO series in 2017, starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz. 

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What is the Nine Perfect Strangers intro song?

The intro to Nine Perfect Strangers is a cover of the popular song “The Strange Effect,” originally written by Ray Davies in 1965.

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More Nicole Kidman Shows & Movies

Nicole Kidman shows and movies on Hulu

Convinced everything Nicole Kidman touches turns to gold? Check out more great shows and movies starring Kidman, like the Golden Globe®-nominated series The Undoing,* the Emmy®-winning drama series Big Little Lies,* and the Oscar®-winning film Bombshell.

*The Undoing and Big Little Lies requires Hulu with HBO Max® add-on subscription.

Who created the Nine Perfect Strangers series?

Nicole Kidman and the creators of Big Little Lies, including famous screenwriter and producer David E. Kelly, teamed up with Hulu to adapt yet another Liane Moriarty hit.

Nine Perfect Strangers was created by Kelley, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Kidman’s Blossom Films, and Endeavor Content. 

Jonathan Levine directed all eight episodes of the series and served as executive producer alongside Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Jodi Matterson for Made Up Stories, Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films, Liane Moriarty, showrunner David E. Kelley, John Henry Butterworth, Molly Allen, Samantha Strauss and Melissa McCarthy. 

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