Magazine article Screen International

Toni Collette to Star in BBC One, Netflix Drama Series 'Wanderlust'

Magazine article Screen International

Toni Collette to Star in BBC One, Netflix Drama Series 'Wanderlust'

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Filming has begun in Manchester.

Toni Collette is set to lead the cast of BBC One and Netflix series Wanderlust from playwright Nick Payne.

Wanderlust follows Joy Richards, a therapist trying to find a way to keep her spark with her husband alive after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. As we meet her family, friends, neighbours and clients, remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.

Commissioned by BBC One and set up as a co-production with Netflix, the series will premiere in the UK on BBC One and on Netflix everywhere else. The six-part drama is directed by Luke Snellin, and produced by Drama Republic. Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton, and Royce Pierreson star alongside Collette.

Wanderlust is the first television series scripted by award-winning playwright Payne.

Roanna Benn and Jude Liknaitzky serve as executive producers for Drama Republic, and Lucy Richer for the BBC. The 6x60’ series will be produced by Kate Crowther and was commissioned for the BBC by Charlotte Moore, director of BBC content, and commissioned as a co-production for Netflix by Elizabeth Bradley and Alex Sapot, through a deal brokered by BBC Worldwide and Drama Republic. …

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