Toni Collette to Headline Netflix Relationship Dramedy Wanderlust

Toni Collette Cast Wanderlust Netflix Drama

Emmy winner Toni Collette has booked her return to series TV, thanks to Netflix.

Collette will star in Wanderlust, a new dramedy exploring the various relationships found in a multi-generational family, the streaming service announced on Tuesday. (The series will air on BBC One in the UK, and on Netflix everywhere else.) Collette plays Joy, a therapist whose marriage is suddenly at a crossroads following a cycling accident.

Acclaimed playwright Nick Payne (Broadway’s Constellations, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson) will write the six-part series, which “looks at how we build and maintain happy relationships and asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible — or even desirable,” per the official release.

Wanderlust marks Collette’s return to TV, where she won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for playing a housewife with dissociative-identity disorder on Showtime’s United States of Tara. She also starred in the short-lived CBS drama Hostages, and played a CIA engineer in the ABC pilot Unit Zero, which failed to land a series pick-up earlier this year.

“I am honored and thrilled to work with Nick Payne’s wonderful words on Wanderlust,” Collette said in a statement. “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.”

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