Tom Hollander, Iain De Caestecker, Sofie Gråbøl & More To Star In David Nicholls’ ‘Us’ For BBC One
As filming begins on ‘Us’, BBC One’s four-part drama adapted by David Nicholls from his hugely popular novel of the same name, the broadcast has announced a great cast, which includes ‘The Night Manager’ star Tom Hollander, ‘Fortitude’s Sofie Gråbøl and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s Fitz, aka Iain De Caestecker, Saskia Reeves (‘Luther’, ‘Shetland’), Tom Taylor (‘Doctor Foster’, ‘The Dark Tower’), and Thaddea Graham (‘Curfew’, ‘The Letter for the King’).
Douglas Petersen (Hollander) is blindsided when his wife Connie (Reeves) 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 (Taylor).
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.
“It’s a huge thrill to see the novel come to life, and with such a wonderful cast and production team,” commented David Nicholls. “We want to make something funny, touching and beautiful, to really explore marriage and family life, all against this incredible backdrop.”
‘Us’ is executive produced by Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn for Drama Republic, Tom Hollander and Hannah Pescod for Bandstand Productions, Jo McClellan for BBC One and David Nicholls. It is directed by Lisa Siwe (‘Temple’, ‘Modus’) and distributed internationally by BBC Studios.
“David Nicholls is a unique and rare talent who miraculously manages to intertwine profound emotion with full-on humour,” add Greg Brenman and Roanna Benn, Executive Producers for Drama Republic. “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 BBC hasn’t announced a broadcast date yet for ‘Us’, but filming has now begun, and will take place in London, Amsterdam, Venice, Barcelona and Paris. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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