Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley, and HBO are together again. Having partnered up on two wildly successful seasons of Big Little Lies, Kelley is once more putting Kidman through the ringer as a woman whose picture-perfect life is upended by murder and an entire closetful of secrets.
The Undoing is based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel You Should Have Known, and finds Kidman as a therapist whose world is turned upside down just weeks before her book is to be published. That’s what a missing husband and a brutal murder will do!
The limited-run series is directed by Susanne Bier, Oscar-winning filmmaker behind In a Beter World, After the Wedding, and Bird Box. She’s coming off the Emmy-winning success of The Night Manager, and you know HBO is hoping she can replicate the acclaim that series received.
SYNOPSIS: 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.
Also starring Hugh Grant, Noah Jupe, Lily Rabe, Donald Sutherland, and Edgar Ramirez, The Undoing hits HBO beginning May 10th.