Australian playwright Andrew Bovell‘s award-winning theatre production Things I Know To Be True has been acquired by Amazon Studios and Nicole Kidman‘s production banner Blossom Films.
Set to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video across 240 countries and territories worldwide, Kidman will topline the series set around the the resilience of an enduring marriage and the evolving nature of a family’s love. Bovell will write, as well as serve as executive produce the series, alongside Kidman and Per Saari for Blossom Films, Jan Chapman for Jan Chapman Films, and Amanda Higgs and Alastair McKinnon for Matchbox Pictures.
“I’ll never forget the experience I had watching Andrew’s play in Sydney, having one of those transcendent theater experience”, Kidman stated. “Andrew’s play is exquisite and his scripts for the series are just as good. With Amazon’s belief, Jen Salke’s guidance, and an extraordinary producing team, we have big hopes for what this can be.”
“This is a story about family, that thing you spend your life trying to escape from only to yearn for what you’ve lost if you ever do,” said Bovell. “I’m thrilled that an actor of Nicole Kidman’s calibre leads the series in the role of Fran Price. As a mother and a woman she is complicated, difficult and utterly compelling. I’m also thrilled that a company of Amazon Studios’ significance has shown such confidence in the story and will take it to a global audience.”
Things I Know To Be True will serve as one of the titles Kidman has on the slate as part of her first-look deal with Amazon, which also includes The Expatriates, a straight-to-series order in collaboration with The Farewell helmer Lulu Wang.