March 23, 2018

Nicole Kidman to lead another HBO series The Undoing

14 March 2018, 02:04 | Israel Caldwell

HBO Orders 'The Undoing' Limited Series With 'BLL's Nicole Kidman Starring & David E. Kelley Writing

Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley Are Bringing Their Limited Mystery Series The Undoing to HBO

Kidman will star in The Undoing, a limited series based on the book You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The Undoing, starring Kidman and written by David E. Kelley, is a murder mystery set among the world of New York's private school parents. A "violent death, a missing husband" and "a chain of bad revelations" shatter her existence, leaving her to build a new life for herself and her son. Grace must dismantle her life and start anew after "a chain of bad revelations", a missing husband and a violent murder. Kidman has now been working on Big Little Lies for which she won both an Emmy and a Golden Globes.

David E. Kelley, who wrote and created Big Little Lies-along with original book author Lianne Moriarty-will serve as writer once more.

The series will be executive produced by Papandrea, under her Made Up Stories banner, and Kidman under the Blossom Films banner, with the company's Per Saari.

The Undoing is searching for a director.

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Casey Bloy, HBO's president of programming, said: "We're thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David, and can't wait to bring this show to life". Papandrea will exec produce via her Made Up Stories banner.

Witherspoon, meanwhile, is teaming up with Kerry Washington to produce and star in an adaptation of the Celeste Ng bestseller Little Fires Everywhere.

Whilst Kelley added: "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 said. It won 8 Primetime Emmy Awards out of 16 nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Kidman. Additionally, Kidman and Witherspoon are reuniting for the upcoming second season of BLL at HBO, also penned by Kelley, as well as Truly Madly Deeply, which they are developing together.

Kelley is represented by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.

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