Ido Samuel (Fill The Void) and Lihi Kornowski (Crimes Of The Future) 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, Samuel will plays Isaac. A loyal friend, he tries to help Mila (Yaron) and her young daughter Felicia escape the ghetto, but his effectiveness—and his relationship with the Kurc family—is painfully tested by his role in the Jewish Police. Kornowski will play Eliska. Young, wealthy and beautiful, she meets Addy (Lerman) on a ship carrying refugees attempting to escape the Nazis.
Amit Rahav, Eva Feiler, Hadas Yaron, Logan Lerman (Bullet Train), Robin Weigert, Lior Ashkenazi, Henry Lloyd Hughes, Moran Rosenblatt, Sam Woolf and Michael Aloni also star.
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.
Filming for the series is currently underway.
The series will stream on Hulu, Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.