Three weeks, six countries –and one divorce? Sometimes you need to spend time together to see why you're falling apart. What was supposed to be the holiday of a lifetime becomes a desperate quest for Douglas Petersen to save his marriage. From the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, starring Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves, and Tom Taylor.
Connie and Douglas Petersen 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 their departure, Connie announces she wants a divorce. They decide to continue with the trip to some of the world's most beautiful cities, from Paris and Amsterdam to Venice and Barcelona. Douglas sees this as his 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?
Episode 1: The family holiday of a lifetime touring Europe becomes a desperate quest for Douglas to save his marriage. First stop: Paris. Can he win Connie back in the City of Love?
Episode 2: It's Amsterdam next, but just as the Petersens finally get into the holiday spirit, an explosive fight at breakfast looks like it might be the end of the line for their trip.
Episode 3: As Douglas scours the streets of Venice for Albie, Connie does some detective work of her own. But as Douglas gets more desperate, things spiral out of control in the Italian heat.
Episode 4: Now that he's found Albie, will Douglas's dogged determination to keep his family together be enough to win his son back, and change Connie's feelings?
From Book to Screen: The Us team explore the process of adapting David Nicholls's bestselling novel for the screen. The cast delves into how they approached characters who were already beloved by readers, David Nicholls discusses the process of adaptation, and the crew explains how they struck the fine balance of remaining faithful to the book but also bringing new life to the story for the screen.
A Holiday Romance: Cast members Tom Taylor (Albie), Thaddea Graham (Kat) and Saskia Reeves (Connie) explore their character history and the relationship dynamics in Us. Alongside their one-to-one interviews the cast reveal some exclusive Behind the Scenes footage from their time filming on location--including Tom Taylor's guitar lessons.
Producer: Hannah Pescod, Pat Lees
Executive Producer: Greg Brenman, Roanna Benn, David Nicholls, Tom Hollander, Hannah Pescod, Jo McClellan, Susanne Simpson
Production Company: Drama Republic; Bandstand Productions
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Director: Geoffrey Sax
Actors: Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves, Tom Taylor, Gina Bramhill, Iain De Caestecker, Thaddea Graham, Sofie Grabol
Writers: David Nicholls
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 230 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)