Saint X
GenrePsychological drama
Based onSaint X
by Alexis Schaitkin
Developed byLeila Gerstein
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
Running time42–51 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkHulu
Original releaseApril 26, 2023 (2023-04-26) –
present (present)

Saint X is an American psychological drama television series developed by Leila Gerstein, based on the novel of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin.[1][2] The series premiered on Hulu on April 26, 2023.

Premise

Based on the bestselling novel, this psychological drama follows the story of Emily Thomas on her dangerous mission to find out the truth what happened to her older sister, Alison, who was brutally murdered and raped on an idyllic trip to the Caribbean 20 years earlier.

Cast and characters

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [3]
1"A Lovely Nowhere"Dee ReesLeila GersteinApril 26, 2023 (2023-04-26)
2"Woman Is Fickle"Darren GrantLeila GersteinApril 26, 2023 (2023-04-26)
More information about when went down during Alison's disappearance is revealed. Alison begins to explore her feelings for Edwin and Tyler. In present day, Emily begins to search deeper into her past for answers on Alison's death. Meanwhile, Edwin's tour of the Island Kay leads to a grizzly discovery.
3"Men of Interest"Darren GrantNina Braddock & Cynthia AdarkwaApril 26, 2023 (2023-04-26)
4"A Disquieting Emptiness"Patricia RiggenJeff Augustin & Matthew CruzMay 3, 2023 (2023-05-03)
5"Colonial Interference"Patricia RiggenLeila Gerstein & Natasha M. HallMay 10, 2023 (2023-05-10)
Tyler begins to push things further with Alison. In present day, Clive gets a surprising call from his past. Emily and Josh's relationship is put to the test as she continues to search for answers. Emily and Sunita begin clashing over her unhealthy obsession.
6"Loose Threads of the Past"Matt SobelNina Braddock & Cynthia AdarkwaMay 17, 2023 (2023-05-17)
7"The Goat Witch and the Sinner"Matt SobelJeff Augustin & Matthew CruzMay 24, 2023 (2023-05-24)
8"Faraway"Ekwa MsangiLeila GersteinMay 31, 2023 (2023-05-31)

Production

Development

On January 24, 2022, Hulu gave production an eight-episode series order. It is based on the novel of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin.[4] The series is developed by Leila Gerstein, who executive produced alongside Schaitkin, 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 with producing the series.[1][5] Saint X was released on April 26, 2023, with the first three episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis.[2]

Casting

On March 29, 2022, Victoria Pedretti was cast to star.[5] In April 2022, Josh Bonzie, West Duchovny, and Jayden Elijah joined the main cast.[6][7][8] On May 3, 2022, Alycia Debnam-Carey joined the cast in a recasting, replacing Pedretti.[9] On October 27, 2022, Michael Park and Betsy Brandt were cast in starring roles.[10] On January 12, 2023, upon the series premiere date announcement, it was reported that Bre Francis and Kenlee Anaya Townsend are also part of the main cast.[2]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 19% approval rating with an average rating of 4.9/10, based on 16 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "A tedious crawl to an unsatisfying destination, Saint X only marks time instead of hitting the spot."[11] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 51 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]

References

  1. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (January 24, 2022). "Hulu Orders Series Adaptation of Alexis Schaitkin Psychological Drama Novel 'Saint X'". Variety. Archived from the original on January 30, 2022. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d e Gonzales, Erica (January 12, 2023). "Your First Look at Hulu's 'Saint X' Adaptation". ELLE. Archived from the original on March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  3. ^ "Shows A-Z – saint x on hulu". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 22, 2023.
  4. ^ White, Peter (January 24, 2022). "'Saint X' Adaptation From Leila Gerstein & Dee Rees Gets Series Order At Hulu". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 13, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 29, 2022). "Victoria Pedretti To Headline 'Saint X' Hulu Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (April 1, 2022). "Josh Bonzie Joins Victoria Pedretti In 'Saint X' Hulu Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (April 5, 2022). "West Duchovny Joins Victoria Pedretti & Josh Bonzie In 'Saint X' Hulu Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (April 7, 2022). "Jayden Elijah Joins Victoria Pedretti, Josh Bonzie & West Duchovny In 'Saint X' Hulu Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 3, 2022). "'Saint X': Alycia Debnam-Carey Set As Lead In Recasting As Victoria Pedretti Exits". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 3, 2022. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  10. ^ Campione, Katie (October 27, 2022). "'Saint X': Michael Park, Betsy Brandt Join Hulu's Psychological Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  11. ^ "Saint X: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  12. ^ "Saint X: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2023.