Hulu’s upcoming drama series, “We Were the Lucky Ones,” is a captivating adaptation of Georgia Hunter’s best-selling novel of the same name. Based on the true story of Hunter’s family, the series follows the harrowing journey of a Polish Jewish family torn apart by the horrors of the Holocaust.
A Family Divided
Set in Radom, Poland, the Kurc family is a tight-knit and prosperous Jewish family. However, their lives are shattered when Hitler’s invasion of Poland and the outbreak of World War II force them to endure unimaginable hardships and horrors. Separated across nations and continents, they must fight to find their way back to one another.
The Heart of the Story
At the heart of “We Were the Lucky Ones” is Addy Kurc, a talented composer played by Logan Lerman. Addy’s character is based on Hunter’s grandfather, whose Holocaust story she discovered only after his death. Hunter felt compelled to share his story and the story of their extended family during that turbulent time.
A Star-Studded Cast
“We Were the Lucky Ones” boasts a stellar cast, including Joey King and Logan Lerman as siblings Halina and Addy Kurc. Hadas Yaron, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Amit Rahav, Sam Woolf, Michael Aloni, Moran Rosenblatt, Eva Feiler, Lior Ashkenazi, and Robin Weigert also join the ensemble cast, bringing depth and authenticity to their roles.
A Family United
Showrunner Erica Lipez meticulously assembled the cast, seeking actors who were passionate about the project and felt a deep connection to the story. The result is a cohesive and believable family dynamic that captures the essence of the Kurcs’ resilience and unwavering love.
Behind the Scenes
Erica Lipez, Thomas Kail, and Jennifer Todd serve as executive producers on “We Were the Lucky Ones.” The series is directed by Kail, Neasa Hardiman, and Amit Gupta, each bringing their unique vision to the storytelling.
“We Were the Lucky Ones” premieres on Hulu on March 28, 2023. Don’t miss this powerful and moving series that sheds light on a remarkable family’s survival during one of history’s darkest chapters.