6 x 60’ for BBC One & Netflix
Is monogamy outdated? Can you love more than one person? After years of respectable marriage Joy and Alan are going to try doing what’s right for them.
Written by award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, The Sense of an Ending, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet), Wanderlust is a searingly insightful and funny exploration of the relationships of a multi-generational family. It looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks if lifelong monogamy is possible - or even desirable.
The series stars Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy, Hereditary) as Joy Richards. She is joined by Steven Mackintosh (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, The Halcyon), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Not Safe For Work, Case Histories) and Royce Pierreson (Line of Duty, Our Girl).
Joy Richards is a therapist trying to find a way to keep the spark with her husband, Alan, alive after a cycling accident causes her to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbours and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.
The series is directed by Luke Snellin and Lucy Tcherniak, produced by Kate Crowther and executive produced by Roanna Benn and Jude Liknaitzky. Lucy Richer is executive producer for the BBC.
A co-production with Netflix, the series premiered in the UK on BBC One and globally outside of the UK on Netflix.
DISTRIBUTION: Netflix & BBC Worldwide