Hulu has shared a first look at their original drama series Saint X, premiering on April 26 with three episodes and new episodes weekly.
Based on Alexis Schaitkin’s novel, Saint X stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, Josh Bonzie, Jayden Elijah, West Duchovny, Betsy Brandt, Bre Francis, Kenlee Anaya Townsend, and Michael Park.
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The series explores and upends the girl-gone-missing genre as it explores how a young woman’s mysterious death during an idyllic Caribbean vacation creates a traumatic ripple effect that eventually pulls her surviving sister into a dangerous pursuit of the truth.
Told via multiple timelines, Saint X consists of eight episodes.
Leila Gerstein (Mrs. America, The Handmaid’s Tale, Hart of Dixie) wrote and executive produces with Dee Rees (Mudbound) directing and executive producing.
Stephen Williams (Watchmen)also executive produces with David Levine and Zack Hayden for Anonymous Content.
The executive producers are rounded out by Aubrey Graham (aka Drake), Adel “Future” Nur, and Jason Shrier for Dreamcrew Entertainment (Euphoria), Alexis Schaitkin, and Steve Pearlman (Once Upon a Time). Saint X is a production of ABC Signature.
The novel is officially described as follows: “Alexis Schaitkin’s stunning debut, Saint X, is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.
“Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison’s body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men–employees at the resort–are arrested.
“But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. The story turns into national tabloid news, a lurid mystery that will go unsolved. For Claire and her parents, there is only the return home to broken lives.
“Years later, Claire is living and working in New York City when a brief but fateful encounter brings her together with Clive Richardson, one of the men originally suspected of murdering her sister. It is a moment that sets Claire on an obsessive pursuit of the truth–not only to find out what happened the night of Alison’s death but also to answer the elusive question: Who exactly was her sister?
“At seven, Claire had been barely old enough to know her: a beautiful, changeable, provocative girl of eighteen at a turbulent moment of identity formation. As Claire doggedly shadows Clive, hoping to gain his trust, waiting for the slip that will reveal the truth, an unlikely attachment develops between them, two people whose lives were forever marked by the same tragedy.”
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