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Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2 Cast, Development Details And More

"Nine Perfect Strangers" is a Hulu original series about the unconventional Tranquillum House, a fictional boutique therapy center in Northern California. Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, the series is another collaboration between star Nicole Kidman and writer David E. Kelley, who previously worked together on "Big Little Lies" (a book also penned by Moriarty). The Season 1 finale aired on Hulu on September 22, 2021, so naturally, fans are looking forward to the second season — and now we know for a fact that it's on the way.

The show follows Kidman's Masha, the therapist who runs the Tranquillum House, where she's known for treating patients in ways that might be controversial, but they mostly seem to work. In Season 1, Masha welcomed eight patients who were all struggling to process some form of emotional pain. At the end of Season 1, Masha's unusual methods helped all of her patients make breakthroughs with their problems. Given that, Season 2 will look a lot different, with a whole new group of characters seeking change and healing. Here's everything we know so far about "Nine Perfect Strangers" Season 2.

When will Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2 be released?

The final episode of "Nine Perfect Strangers" Season 1 hit Hulu way back in September 2021. It took nearly two years — until June 2023 — before a second season of the anthology drama series was fully ordered and publicly announced. "Nine Perfect Strangers" Season 2 is currently without a release date, and if you couple that with the recently concluded actors' strike, it's hard to guess when that new slate of episodes might film or become available. In other words, we'll have to wait as patiently as possible.

As far as Season 1 goes, we know production began on August 10, 2020 and wrapped on December 21 for a shoot totaling four months. It then premiered on Hulu on August 18, 2021. That's about a year between the start of production to the debut, so once the series starts shooting, we expect Season 2 to follow that same sort of pattern.

What is the plot of Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2?

First, it's worth noting that "Nine Perfect Strangers" was initially planned as a Hulu limited series, and so the adaptation exhausted everything presented in Liane Moriarty's original novel. Moriarty hasn't published a sequel to "Nine Perfect Strangers," so whatever transpires in Season 2 will not be drawn from any previously available source material.

Having said all that, Deadline reported in December 2023 that Season 2 of "Nine Perfect Strangers" will follow a similar trajectory as Season 1, with a whole new group of characters seeking relief from their mental and emotional anguish. The new set of episodes will depict nine burdened individuals from big cities who get away from it all and attempt to acquire better tools for living with a 10-day stint at one of Masha Dmitrichenko's exclusive wellness retreats. The location will change from Season 1, however, as Season 2 will take place at a resort in the Swiss Alps.

Who is starring in Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2?

Season 1 of "Nine Perfect Strangers" was based on a novel, meaning Season 2 will be based on completely original material, apart from the character of Masha Dmitrichenko. In June 2023, it was reported that Nicole Kidman would once more play that role, the operator of a high-end wellness retreat facility. And while we don't yet know much about the fictional people we'll see in "Nine Perfect Strangers" Season 2, we know that they'll be brand new seekers of therapy and healing, what their names are, and which actors will be bringing them to life.

Emmy-winning "Schitt's Creek" star Annie Murphy heads up the list of strangers as Imogen, along with Christine Baranski of "The Gilded Age" as Victoria, Lucas Englander ("Transatlantic") as Martin, and in her narrative television debut, rock musician King Princess as Tina. Also joining the ensemble drama in its second season, we've got "Triangle of Sadness" co-star Dolly de Leon as Agnes, "The White Lotus" and "The Last of Us" breakout Murray Bartlett as Brian, rising Turkish star Aras Aydin as Mateo, and The CW stalwart Maisie Richardson-Sellers ("The Undeclared War") as Wolfie.

What will Nine Perfect Strangers Season 2 be rated?

Season 1 of "Nine Perfect Strangers" has a TV-MA rating, which means the series is unsuitable for those under 17. The show gets its rating due to language, drug use, some language, sexual scenarios, and mature content. There are depictions of sex, which include rear male nudity. 

A central theme of the show includes the guests of Tranquillum being given drugs without their consent, which sometimes leads to scary imagery as those guests hallucinate. If and when Season 2 happens, it should also fall into the TV-MA category, as seasons aren't generally given different ratings — they belong to a series as a whole. If the next installment follows suit, we expect much more of the same adult content. We certainly do not recommend this show for children or young teens.

Where to watch Nine Perfect Strangers Season 1

"Nine Perfect Strangers" is a Hulu original series, so you can watch all of Season 1 in its entirety on the streamer. All eight episodes are available — "Random Acts of Mayhem," "The Critical Path," "Earth Day," "Brave New World," "Sweet Surrender," "Motherlode," "Wheels on the Bus," and "Ever After." Hulu also has some extras on hand for fans of "Nine Perfect Strangers" that could tide them over until Season 2 begins, including the "Inside the Series" and "Welcome to Tranquillum" featurettes.

Since "Nine Perfect Strangers" is an exclusive Hulu property, you can not watch it anywhere else, and episodes are not available to purchase on sites like Amazon Prime and iTunes. Thankfully, if you're a fan of the series, it means you already have a subscription or access to an account, so there is no need to fret about getting a refresher before the new season drops.