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Us has been adapted by David Nicholl’s from his hugely popular novel of the same name. Filming for this upcoming four-part drama will take place in London, Amsterdam, Venice, Barcelona and Paris.
The series stars Tom Hollander (Baptiste, The Night Manager) as Douglas Peterson alongside Saskia Reeves (Luther, Shetland) as his wife Connie, and Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster, The Dark Tower) as their son Albie. Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing, Fortitude), Iain De Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Fades) and Thaddea Graham (Curfew, The Letter for the King) also star.
Douglas Petersen is blindsided when his wife Connie tells him that she’s not sure she wants to be married to him anymore. Agreeing to still go on their planned family Grand Tour of Europe, Douglas vows to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with their son Albie.
Reflecting David Nicholls' signature mix of humour and heartbreak, Us brings the Petersens' poignant and often hilarious story to life, taking viewers with them on their once-in-a-lifetime journey through some of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Directed by Lisa Siwe, Us is executive produced by Greg Brenman, Roanna Benn, Tom Hollander and Hannah Pescod.
Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn, Managing Directors of Drama Republic, said: “David Nicholls is a unique and rare talent who miraculously manages to intertwine profound emotion with full-on humour. This glorious adaptation has attracted an exceptional cast in Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves and Sofie Gråbøl. We couldn’t be more excited to begin filming.”
The series will premiere on BBC One in 2020.
DISTRIBUTION: BBC Studios