Nicole Kidman Leads Healing Ritual In ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Teaser (TV News Roundup)

Hulu released a new teaser for “Nine Perfect Strangers,” premiering on Aug. 18.

Based on the best-selling book by Liane Moriarty, the eight-episode series follows nine stressed city-dwellers embarking on a wellness retreat led by a suspicious resort director, Masha (Nicole Kidman).

Kidman stars alongside Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving, Melvin Gregg, Asher Keddie, Grace Van Patten, Tiffany Boone and Manny Jacinto.

“Nine Perfect Strangers” is from David E. Kelley, Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films and Endeavor Content. Jonathan Levine directs all eight episodes of the series and serves as executive producer alongside Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Jodi Matterson, Kidman, Per Saari, Moriarty, Kelley, John Henry Butterworth, Molly Allen, Samantha Strauss and McCarthy. Co-showrunners Kelley and Butterworth serve as co-writers with Strauss.

Watch the teaser below.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:


Disney Plus announced that the “Monsters, Inc.” spinoff series “Monsters at Work” will now premiere on July 7. The show takes place right after the fan-favorite monsters Mike and Sulley discover that children’s laughter generates 10 times more energy than screams. When new monster Tylor Tuskmon, a recent Monsters University graduate ready to scare, lands a job at Monsters, Inc., he must change paths, learning how to become a jokester. Ben Feldman plays the voice of Tylor, starring alongside Mindy Kaling as Val Little, Henry Winkler as Fritz, Lucas Neff as Duncan and Alanna Ubach as Cutter. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their beloved roles as Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan. “Monsters at Work” was developed and is executive produced by Disney animation veteran Bobs Gannaway, while Sean Lurie produces and Kat Good and Steve Anderson serve as supervising directors. Rob Gibbs, who died in 2020, directed some of the earlier episodes. Watch the trailer below.


Netflix released a trailer for Season 3 of “Virgin River,” premiering on July 9. Starring Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Lauren Hammersley, Grayson Gurnsey, Sarah Dugdale, Zibby Allen, Marco Grazzini, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole and Chase Petriw, the series follows a nurse practitioner who uproots her city life and moves to a remote Northern California town. The twist-filled Season 3 promises new drama, including a funeral, a fire, a divorce, a hurricane and a new romance. Watch the trailer below.


Lex Mayson has joined the cast of Peacock’s “Joe Exotic” series. They will play the role of Saff, Joe’s employee, joining previously announced cast members Kate McKinnon, Cameron Mitchell, Brian Van Holt, Nat Wolff, Sam Keeley and Dennis Quaid. The limited series will focus on Carole Baskin, a big cat enthusiast who sets out to shut down the operation of animal tycoon Joe Exotic, who is breeding and using his big cats for profit. The series comes from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Etan Frankel writes and executive produces with McKinnon and Wondery’s Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy and Aaron Hart.


Kathryn Hahn, Jon M. Chu and Polo G will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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