Joey King to Star in Hulu Series Adaptation of “We Were the Lucky Ones”

According to Variety, Hulu has ordered a limited series adaptation of the Georgia Hunter novel We Were the Lucky Ones with Joey King (The Act) set to star.

What’s Happening:

  • Hulu has given the show an eight episode order. It is inspired by the true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite.
  • Erica Lipez is adapting the book for the screen and will executive produce. Thomas Kail will direct and executive produce via Old 320 Sycamore. Jennifer Todd of Old 320 Sycamore will also executive produce, with the company’s Kate Sullivan producing. Hunter will serve as a co-executive producer on the project. 20th Television will be the studio.
  • King is currently under a first-look TV deal with Hulu as well as a first-look film deal with Netflix under her production banner, All the King’s Horses.

What They’re Saying:

  • Author Georgia Hunter said: “I’ll never forget the day, at fifteen-years-old, I learned that I came from a family of Holocaust survivors. It was a discovery that changed my life, inspiring a decade-long journey to unearth and record my family’s story. When We Were the Lucky Ones landed in my dear friend Tommy Kail’s hands, I knew it had found its home. I couldn’t be more excited to partner with him, with our incredible show runner, Erica Lipez, and with the amazing teams at Old 320, 20th and Hulu as we bring the story of my ancestors—and through it, the story of the Holocaust—to the screen.”
  • Director Thomas Kail said: “Georgia and I have been friends for twenty-five years and I am deeply proud to be part of the team working to share her family’s remarkable story. Erica and I did a play together ten years ago and I knew this project had to be our second collaboration. Georgia’s love for her family bursts off the page and her vivid writing puts you right next to them at every moment: we’ll aim to honor these efforts on screen. Since late 2018 we have given our all to this adaptation and we are thrilled to have the chance to partner with 20th and Hulu to bring it to television audiences all over the world.”
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