Wanderlust episode 1 is set to debut on BBC One Tuesday night, and judging from early details, this could be one of the most-discussed series of the entire year. It’s certainly more raunchy than the standard British drama as it touches on relationships, sex, emotional connections, and a whole lot more. Basically, it’s in part going to be a look at monogamy in a way that is very different than anything that you’ve seen before.
For those wondering who are outside Britain, Wanderlust will be eventually available to other viewers via Netflix. For those of you are in Britain and what some more information as to the basic premise of the series, we suggest that you take a look at the press release below:
Is monogamy outdated?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.
Produced by Drama Republic (Doctor Foster, King Charles III, The Honourable Woman) and written by award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, The Sense of an Ending, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet), Wanderlust is an exciting new drama for BBC One. Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winning Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy, Hereditary) as Joy Richards, Wanderlust is a searingly insightful and funny exploration of the relationships of a multi-generational family.
Joined by Steven Mackintosh (A Song For Jenny, 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, Murdered By My Boyfriend), Wanderlust looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks if lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable.
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. Directed by Luke Snellin and Lucy Tcherniak, produced by Kate Crowther and executive produced by Roanna Benn and Jude Liknaitzky, Wanderlust is a 6×60′ series for BBC One. Lucy Richer is executive producer for the BBC.
A co-production with Netflix, the series will premiere in the UK on BBC One and globally outside of the UK on Netflix.
This is a series that could end up producing a great deal of discussion, and if nothing else, offering up a chance for BBC One to remake its reputation. It doesn’t just have to be anymore the network that is synonymous with period pieces on a global level. This is a series with star power, but it remains to be seen if it will deliver.
We will be checking out some episodes of Wanderlust and with that in mind, we’ll let you know more of our verdict as we start to see them.
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