Today the BBC have released the first trailer for their upcoming adaptation by David Nicholls of his bestselling novel, Us.
The four-part series will air later this month on BBC One and stars Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves, Tom Taylor and Sofie Gråbøl.
Douglas Petersen is looking forward to a meticulously planned grand tour of Europe with wife Connie and their only child Albie.
Douglas has pegged it as the family holiday of a lifetime, to mark their last summer together before Albie leaves home for university. However before they embark on the trip, Connie drops a bombshell, she’s not sure she wants to be married to Douglas any more!
Douglas seizes the holiday as his chance to fix things, a desperate quest to save his marriage in some of the most beautiful cities in the world. Will he be able to convince Connie that he is the man she fell in love with?
In Paris, Connie and Douglas struggle to hide the tension between them from Albie, who’s already less than thrilled to be backpacking with his parents. Busking with his guitar on the streets of the French capital, it doesn’t take long before he meets fellow traveller and free spirit Kat who crashes the Petersens’ holiday and immediately tests Douglas’s resolve to be a newly fun and relaxed husband and father.
As we are transported to the past, a younger Connie and younger Douglas first meet at a dinner party. They belong together. But what if they don’t anymore?
When the series was announced, writer David Nicholls said “It’s a huge thrill to see the novel come to life, and with such a wonderful cast and production team. We want to make something funny, touching and beautiful, to really explore marriage and family life, all against this incredible backdrop.”
Us starts Sunday 20th September at 9pm on BBC One