Henry Lloyd Hughes, Moran Rosenblatt, Sam Woolf and Michael Aloni have joined the upcoming series “We Were the Lucky Ones” starring Joey King. The eight-episode limited series is based on Georgia Hunter’s bestseller about a Jewish family separated at the start of WWI yet determined to reunite.
According to Deadline:
Hughes will play the series regular role Genek, the eldest of the Kurc siblings who carries himself with irresistible charm and swagger. A lawyer by trade, he grapples with his pride and his faith as he navigates the horrors of war. Hughes was recently seen in the Apple TV series Mammals and will soon be seen in True Haunting opposite Jamie Campbell Bower.
Rosenblatt will play the series regular role Herta, an uninhibited, playful presence who is the perfect counterpart to Genek. The Israeli actress is known Lipsticka and Snails in the Rain.
Woolf, another series regular, will portray Adam, a skilled architect whose quiet intellect and keen attention to detail catch the eye of Halina (Joey King), the youngest of the Kurc siblings. Woolf plays Prince Edward in the sixth season of The Crown and is set to star in the next season of Netflix’s The Witcher playing Rience.
Aloni will recur as Selim, the adoring husband of Mila (Hadas Yaron) who runs a medical research lab in Radom. Their daughter is not yet a year old when Selim is called to fight at the start of the war. Aloni appeared in HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage and currently stars in seasons one and two of The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem on Netflix.
Erica Lipez is adapting the book for the series and will executive produce. Thomas Kail will direct and executive produce via Old 320 Sycamore. Jennifer Todd of Old 320 Sycamore will also executive produce, with the company’s Kate Sullivan producing. Hunter will serve as a co-executive producer on the project.
20th Television will be the studio.
The series will stream on Hulu, Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.