Saint X is a 2023 psychological drama series developed by American TV producer and screenwriter Leila Gerstein for Hulu.
The network has found success with the book adaptations with the most famous being The Handmaid’s Tale, the only Hulu original series till date, that has won an Emmy award for best drama series.
Other than that, Little Fires Everywhere went so well that fans are waiting for a potential second season of the series. Shrill, Normal People, Nine Perfect Strangers, and Looking For Alaska are some worthy mentions.
About Saint X
Based on the 2020 novel of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin, the eight episode thriller series explores the mysterious death of a young woman named Alison Thomas while she as vacationing with her family on a Caribbean island resort.
Somehow, it resembles with The White Lotus and Big Little Lies in terms of dark theme and race relations. The show has a single story that has been told across multiple timelines, each telling a different aspect of the woman’s death.
Leila is writing and executive producing the show. She is known for writing many popular shows like Gossip Girl, The Handmaid’s Tale, Looking for Alaska, Eli Stone, The OC, etc.
The show has been produced under Anonymous Content, DreamCrew Entertainment, and ABC Signature Studios for Hulu. Dee Rees is an oscar nominated screenwriter who has written the scripts for the show.
Where was Saint X filmed?
Saint X was filmed in various locations of the Dominican Republic, including Bani, Samana, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo as well as at Pinewood Studios located in Juan Dolio.
The present-day scenes showing Emily as an adult in New York City were filmed in Brooklyn, New York. Production team mainly covered the area around the Crown Heights neighborhood during May-June 2022.
Executive producer Steve Pearlman posted on his Instagram that he spent nearly six months in the Dominican Republic working on the show and the water scenes were done in Pinewood Studios, Juan Dolio.
The studio is a famous filming site for the movies. It is a 65,000 square foot water tank with 35 acres of filming locations. If you are an avid movie viewer, you may know that The Shotgun Wedding and Lost City are two popular movies that were done at the same facility.
Saint X Cast
West Duchovny plays Alison Thomas, a young woman who goes missing while on vacation with her family, and her performance is both captivating and haunting.
Emma Dumont is Alison’s younger sister, Claire, who is determined to uncover the truth about her sister’s disappearance, and her portrayal of Claire is intense and emotional.
LaRoyce Hawkins plays Clive Richardson, a former employee of the resort where Alison went missing, and his performance is chilling and unsettling.
Carl Lundstedt plays Edwin Hayes, Alison’s former love interest, and his performance is nuanced and complex.
Jobeth Williams plays Francine Thomas, Alison’s mother, and her performance is heart-wrenching and powerful.
Eliezer Castro as Miguel, a local man who helps Claire in her search for the truth, and his performance is endearing and genuine like John Mulaney in Baby J special.
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick as Drew Thomas, Alison’s younger brother, and his performance is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Olivia Welch as Emily, a woman who becomes entangled in the mystery of Alison’s disappearance, and her performance is captivating and enigmatic.
Christian Oliver as Julian, a wealthy vacationer on the island, and his performance is slick and manipulative.
Samantha Soule is playing Ruth, a woman who works at the resort where Alison went missing, and her performance is subdued and haunting.
David Walton as Jackson, a man who becomes involved in the investigation, and his performance is confident and charismatic.
Where can I watch Saint X series?
Saint X is exclusively streaming for Hulu subsribers inside the United States. Three episodes were released on 26 April 2023 and new episodes are coming out on Wednesdays every week.