Expats: Season 1

Poster for Expats: Season 1

Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue (Blockers), and Ji-young Yoo (The Sky is Everywhere) star in this limited series from Lulu... More

Where to watch Expats: Season 1

Expats: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand... More now on Prime Video.

Expats: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1

The Peak

Three expat women living in Hong Kong cross paths at... More a birthday party where it becomes evident they share a mysterious connection from their past.

Episode 1.2


One year earlier, Margaret and Mercy meet at an extravagant... More yacht party forging an unlikely connection, as Hilary wrestles with whether she wants to start a family. An incident occurs that will forever change the course of all our characters' lives.

Episode 1.3


Margaret becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind her son's... More disappearance, leading her to a person of interest. Hilary tries to keep up appearances while her marriage is falling apart. Mercy is caught up in an intense affair with a man whose trauma mirrors hers.

Episode 1.4


Our characters find themselves trapped in confined spaces where both... More physical and emotional tensions escalate. A potential revelation in Gus's case sends Margaret and Clarke to the Mainland. Hilary's mother visits from Los Angeles. Mercy makes a shocking discovery.



Shifting the narrative away from the entangled lives of expats,... More spend one fateful Sunday with two Filipina domestic workers and a disparate ensemble of Hong Kong locals as a massive typhoon descends upon the city and the 2014 political movement reaches a point of no return.



Margaret and her family prepare to return to the United... More States. Hilary travels home to Los Angeles to visit her ailing father. Mercy’s mother visits her in Hong Kong for the first time.

Expats: Season 1 | Ratings & Reviews


When we talk about television’s “difficult women”, it’s not often that we talk about ones like these - who tear relationships apart, hurt their children, and waltz blindly through privilege. It’s easier, after all, to congregate around those whose messiness we can brand as empowering and radical. Read full article

Clarisse Loughrey

"Rewardingly messy."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A thinly sketched portrait of American privilege with too much time on its hands."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"We’ve seen Kidman wafting about as a sad, privileged woman far, far too many times."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Most dramas would turn this into a mystery thriller or a police procedural. Expats is so good because it doesn’t."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Expertly breaks life down into parts, before bringing it all together again in a moving, unshakable portrait."


"Meditative to the point of soporific, despite a spectacular performance by costar Sarayu Blue."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Should be better than it is, given its cast and Wang’s pedigree."


"Deeply nuanced and dark."


"A bold new step for a consistently exciting director."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Even when they’re not likable, the women are highly watchable."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Themes of motherhood, privilege, culpability and loneliness are densely packed into six episodes."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"Wang has created a series worth savoring."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"Lulu Wang’s six-part series is hell on short attention spans, but hang on for a transfixing Nicole Kidman."


"(A) soporific soap opera."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"Would've benefited from a more focused approach."


"A worthy but imperfect next step in Wang’s career."


"Nicole Kidman stands out from the crowd."

The AustralianThe Australian

"Feels like it’s in conflict with itself, juggling two tonally disparate narratives."

Indian ExpressIndian Express

Expats: Season 1 | Details

16, Drug use, sex scenes, nudity, offensive language
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Amazon Original

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