Toni Collette to Star in BBC, Netflix Drama Series “Wanderlust”



has been set to star in , a new drama series from Netflix and the BBC, the companies announced Tuesday.

Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton and Royce Pierreson have also been cast in the six-part series, which is now filming (photo above).

Wanderlust follows Joy Richards (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 , remarkable yet relatable stories of love, lust and forbidden desire emerge.

Nick Payne is writing the scripts and Luke Snellin is directing.

“Toni was our dream casting choice for Joy – so we are pinching ourselves that it has become a reality,” executive producers Roanna Benn and Jude Liknaitzky said in a statement. “It is such an honour to be producing a show with scripts as exciting as Nick Payne’s and with such a stellar cast and crew.”

Collette is represented by , FINLEY , and United in Australia.

The drama will premiere in the UK on BBC One and on Netflix globally.

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