Us was announced by the BBC earlier this year, an adaptation of the 2014 best seller of the same name. Written by One Day author David Nicholls, he won Specsavers’ “UK Author of the Year” award and Us was also long-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about watching the award-winning book being brought to life.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Us.
When will Us be on BBC?
Us will be a four-part drama which will air on BBC One.
An official release date for the series has not yet been announced but it will be shown on the channel later this month.
The series will also be released in its entirety on streaming service BBC iPlayer.
If you’re looking for a light-hearted drama, then Us could be your next watch.
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The official synopsis for the series reads: “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?”
The synopsis continues: “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?”
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If the plot of Us hasn’t drawn you in straight away then the cast just might.
Starring as Douglas is actor Tom Hollander who has featured in other popular BBC series such as Baptiste and The Night Manager.
Some of his other credits include Absolutely Fabulous, Meet Frank, Wives and Daughters and Cambridge Spies which won him the FIPA D’OR Grand Prize for best actor.
Portraying his fed-up wife is actress Saskia Reeves who has been in Spooks, Luther and most recently Belgravia where she played Ellis.
Douglas and Connie’s son Albie is played by actor Tom Taylor.
Fans will most likely recognise him for playing Gemma’s (Suranne Jones) son Tom in Doctor Foster.
Since the drama, Taylor went on to feature in Stephen King film The Dark Tower alongside Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elbar.
A trailer has now been released for Us and is ready to watch at the beginning of this article.
Us will be available to watch on BBC.
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