Toni Collette gets Wanderlust

Toni Collette is starring in a new drama for the BBC and Netflix about family relationships.

She’ll appear alongside Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton and Royce Pierreson in the six-part drama which will be shown on the BBC in the UK and Netflix in the rest of the world.

Wanderlust is the first television series scripted by award-winning playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, The Sense Of an Ending), and it looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible – or even desirable.

Wanderlust follows Joy Richards (Toni Collette) 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.

Toni Collette says: “I am honoured and thrilled to work with Nick Payne’s wonderful words on Wanderlust. It is an authentic and revolutionary story about relationships, sex, love and all the things we really care about. I could not be more excited.”

Filming on the drama is underway in Manchester.

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