Nicole Kidman to star in new HBO drama

Nicole Kidman will star in a new HBO drama, The Undoing.

The series reunites her with writer David E. Kelley and producer and exec producer Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies) for the limited series, based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book ‘You Should Have Known.’

As the Hollywood Reporter notes, the psychological thriller revolves around Grace Sachs (Kidman), who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist on the brink of publishing her first book, has a devoted husband and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Weeks before her book is published, 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.

“David has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its centre. I’m excited and honoured to continue collaborating with HBO and David E. Kelley,” said Kidman.

“I loved this book. A character-driven psychological thriller, I’m excited about the adaptation and thrilled to be able to do it with Nicole and HBO,” Kelley added.

HBO has handed out a straight-to-series order, to screen in Australia on Foxtel.

Updated: Foxtel Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, said: “We’re delighted to be the exclusive Australian broadcaster of Nicole Kidman’s next television project, which is set to be another smash hit series for both HBO and Foxtel.  Nicole and David E. Kelley are an unbeatable combination, and we’re looking forward to bringing both The Undoing and the second series of Big Little Lies to showcase.”

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