The high-profile six-episode series is untitled The Undoing and is written by David E. Kelley, the hit TV writer/producer known for series such as Ally McBeal, The Practice and the Kidman-starring Big Little Lies. Directing all 6 episodes is Susanne Bier, whose credits include the Oscar-winning drama In a Better World and BBC series The Night Manager.
An adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known, The Undoing will be following Grace Sachs (Kidman), a successful therapist whose content life with a devoted husband (Grant) and elite school-attending young son takes quite the turn. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
Grant’s character, Jonathan Sachs, is an acclaimed pediatric oncologist, a devoted husband and doting father, but his past undergoes scrutiny when he suddenly disappears, leading to a chain of terrible revelations.
The Undoing will be marking the first major US television role for Grant, who earlier this year co-led a British mini-series, A Very English Scandal. He has also signed up for a role in Guy Ritchie’s return to the gangster realm, Toff Guys.
The always-hard-working Kidman – who is an executive producer on The Undoing – has a number of projects on the horizon, including season 2 of Big Little Lies, gritty crime film Destroyer, and big DC adventure Aquaman.