Full of humour and heartbreak, Us is a new miniseries stars Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Baptiste), Saskia Reeves (Luther) and Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing). Part of BBC First’s slate of British hits for the month of September, the bittersweet travel comedy is adapted from David Nicholls’ Booker Award-long listed novel of the same name.
In the series, Connie and Douglas are set for a grand tour of Europe. It’s one last family holiday before their only son Albie leaves for university. But just days before departure, Connie announces she wants a divorce.
They nonetheless continue with the trip in some of the world’s most beautiful cities – from Amsterdam and Paris, to Venice and Barcelona. Douglas sees this as a make-or-break chance to win Connie back and restore his troubled relationship with their teenage son. As love takes a detour, will Douglas get his marriage back on track?
Us is set to premiere on BBC First (Unifi Channel 481) and BBC Player beginning 21 September. The hotly-anticipated family drama is one of the landmark new releases from the multi award-winning production company Drama Republic for BBC Studios.