Friday, 14 December, 2018

HBO Orders Nicole Kidman Limited Series Thriller The Undoing

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Emmett Howard | 13 March, 2018, 12:49

Appearing on Late Night With Seth Myers last Thursday, Big Little Lies co-star and co-producer Reese Witherspoon revealed the pair, along with new cast member Meryl Streep, would be starting filming their second series this week.

Kidman, who's Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon just had her Little Fires Everywhere series picked up by Hulu, commended Kelley for his creative talents, stating that he has "created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its center" with The Undoing.

"I'm excited and honored to continue collaborating with HBO and David E Kelley", Nicole said in a statement.

As reported by Variety, The Undoing finds HBO once again looking to create a star-studded limited series to reel in viewers, this time with what is being described as a psychological thriller about marriage counsellor Grace Sachs (Kidman), whose life is turned upside down on the eve of her first book being published.

However, the weeks before her book release, her world turns upside down with a violent death, missing husband and bad chain of revelations.

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Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley are expanding their relationship with HBO. Kelly will serve as executive producer, writer, and showrunner.

Kelley is set to write the script as well as executive produce and run the project whilst Per Saari, of Blossom Films, will also executive produce alongside Bruna Papandrea from Made Up Stories. A search for a director is underway. Check, and congratulations, you've completed the Roles I'd Like To See Nicole Kidman Play scorecard.

Whilst Kelley added: "I loved this book".

For Kidman's part, her Blossom Films banner is also teaming with Witherspoon and Papandrea to adapt Big Little Lies author Laine Moriarty's new novel, Truly Madly Guilty into a limited series.

The Undoing joins HBO's red-hot roster of dramas, which features Game of Thrones, Westworld, True Detective, Sharp Objects, The Deuce, Here and Now, The New Pope, Demimonde, and Lovecraft Country.

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