Joey King joins Holocaust We Were the Lucky Ones limited series at Hulu


Joey King is back on Hulu.

The star joined We Were the Lucky Ones, a limited series based on Georgia Hunter’s novel about a separated Jewish family at the start of World War II.

The project will be produced and written by Erica Lipez (Julia, The Morning Show) and directed and produced by Thomas Kail (Fosse/Verdon).

Hunter is on board for EP alongside Jennifer Todd.

“I will never forget the day when, at fifteen, I learned that I came from a family of Holocaust survivors,” Hunter said in a statement.

“It was a life-changing discovery, inspiring a decade-long journey to uncover and record my family’s history.”

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“When We Were the Lucky Ones landed in the hands of my dear friend Tommy Kail, I knew he had found his home.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with him, our incredible show runner, Erica Lipez, and the incredible teams at Old 320, 20th and Hulu as we tell the story of my ancestors. – and through it, the history of the Holocaust – on screen.

“Georgia and I have been friends for twenty-five years and I am deeply proud to be part of the team working to share her family’s remarkable story,” Kail added in a statement.

“Erica and I did a play together ten years ago and I knew this project was going to be our second collaboration.”

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“Georgia’s love for her family springs from the page and her lively writing puts you right next to them every moment: we will strive to honor those efforts on screen.”

“Since late 2018, we’ve been giving this adaptation our all and are thrilled to have the chance to partner with 20th and Hulu to bring it to viewers around the world.”

King previously starred in The Act for Hulu and is also known for her work on Fargo, The Kissing Booth franchise, and Independence Day: Resurgence.

Further casting details for We Were the Lucky Ones will be revealed at a later date.

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