The period drama series, adapted from Georgia Hunter’s best-selling novel We Were the Lucky Ones, arrives March 28 on Hulu.
Based on the true story of Hunter’s own family, the series follows a family of Polish Jews torn apart by the Holocaust. Separated across nations — even continents — they will fight to find their way back to one another. The eight-episode limited series features a sprawling cast, including familiar faces like Joey King and Logan Lerman.
What’s We Were the Lucky Ones about?
Lior Ashkenazi and Robin Weigert in “We Were the Lucky Ones.”
The heart of We Were the Lucky Ones are the Kurcs, a Jewish family living in Radom, Poland. As the series opens, they are well-off and tight-knit. Yet Hitler’s invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II tear them away from one another, forcing them to endure grave horrors and hardships throughout the entirety of the war and the Holocaust.