Get ready for a thrilling ride as Saint X, an American psychological drama television series developed by Leila Gerstein, is set to premiere on Hulu on April 26, 2023. Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin, the show promises an enthralling and thought-provoking experience for viewers, exploring themes of race, class, privilege, sexuality, and the phenomenon known as missing white woman syndrome. With a gripping narrative and a talented cast, this series is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
A Mysterious and Multilayered Plot
At the heart of Saint X lies the story of Emily Thomas (played by Alycia Debnam-Carey), a young environmental documentary editor whose life takes an unexpected turn when she encounters Clive “Gogo” Richardson (portrayed by Josh Bonzie). Clive is one of two resort workers suspected of killing Emily’s older sister, Alison (played by West Duchovny), nearly two decades ago during a family vacation in the Caribbean.
Told through multiple timelines and perspectives, the series introduces a diverse cast of characters, each of whom is impacted by Alison’s mysterious death in different ways. As Emily embarks on a relentless quest for the truth, viewers are taken on a journey that delves into the complexities of human relationships, the burdens of the past, and the often-unseen consequences of privilege.
A Stellar Cast Brought Together for an Unforgettable Experience
Saint X boasts an ensemble cast that brings depth and nuance to the story’s numerous characters.
- Alycia Debnam-Carey as Emily
- Melissa Juliet Lawson as Olivia
- Amy Gordon as Holly (Hyper fit woman)
- Jayden Elijah as Edwin
- Joshuah Melnick as Wes
- Bre Francis as Sara
- Tricia Paoluccio as Jamie – Darien Mom
- Matthew Lawler as Todd…
- Sule Thelwell as Desmond
- Kenlee Townsend as Young Claire
- Hani Furstenberg as Mrs. Dolphin Shorts
- Maury Ginsberg as Brett…
- Amanda Morris Hunt as Edwin’s Sister
- Brandon Gilpin as Keithley
- Carl Daniels as Boyfriend
- Gerard Catus as Mayor
- West Duchovny as Alison
- Kosha Patel as Sunita
Each actor delivers a compelling performance, adding emotional weight and realism to the series. The cast invites viewers to reflect on the characters’ motivations and the often-murky line between right and wrong through their portrayals.
Eight Episodes of Suspense, Drama, and Introspection
The series consists of eight episodes, with the first three launching on April 26, 2023, and the remaining episodes released weekly. The episode titles include “A Lovely Nowhere,” “Woman Is Fickle,” “Men of Interest,” “A Disquieting Emptiness,” and four yet-to-be-revealed titles.
Each episode builds on the suspense and intrigue, masterfully weaving together past and present timelines to create a rich tapestry of events and emotions. The series keeps viewers enthralled with its clever twists and turns, expertly balancing the psychological thriller and family drama genres.
The Creative Minds Behind Saint X
Hulu ordered an eight-episode series on January 24, 2022, entrusting its development to Leila Gerstein. Gerstein is joined by an impressive team of executive producers, including Alexis Schaitkin (author of the original novel), Dee Rees, Stephen Williams, David Levine, Zack Hayden, Aubrey “Drake” Graham, Adel “Future” Nur, Jason Shrier, and Steve Pearlman. Anonymous Content, DreamCrew Entertainment, and ABC Signature are the production companies involved in bringing Saint X to life.
An Exploration of Timely and Thought-Provoking Themes
Saint X goes beyond a simple whodunit, using its multifaceted narrative to explore timely and provocative themes. The series tackles topics such as race, class, privilege.