Nicole Kidman reunites with Big Little Lies creator/writer David E. Kelly for The Undoing, an upcoming limited series heading to HBO.
Based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by author Jean Hanff Korelitz, the series has Kidman playing a successful therapist whose ideal life – with a successful husband (Hugh Grant) and young son (Noah Jupe) – begins to spiral after a violent death and a chain of revelations.
The Night Manager and Bird Box helmer Sussane Bier directs all six episodes of the series, which also stars Donald Sutherland, Edgar Ramirez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Matilda De Angelis, Lily Rabe, Noma Dumezweni and Sofie Gråbøl. Could be another hit TV project for Kelly and Kidman, the latter of whom is also attached as executive producer.
The Undoing premieres on HBO on May 10.
Official synopsis for The Undoing:
The limited series The Undoing, premiering May 10, stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant as Grace and Jonathan Fraser, who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and 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 (Noah Jupe) and her family.
Directed by Susanne Bier; created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner; executive produced by Susanne Bier, David E. Kelley, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Bruna Papandrea, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas; based on the novel “You Should Have Known,” by Jean Hanff Korelitz.