After a short and successful two season run on HBO’s Little Big Lies, Nicole Kidman is returning to the network in the new limited series The Undoing.
Grace and Jonathan Fraser 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 and her family.
Rounding out the cast in the thriller are Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland. The show is being produced and written by David E. Kelley, who was also the producer of Little Big Lies, as well as other older hits such as Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope, and The Practice.
The show is based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Even though it’s a lot more glamorous to be making movies, it’s kind of smart for people like Kidman and Reese Witherspoon to be doing so much work for television since that’s where all the money is now.
Stars like them are not the draws they used to be and going back and forth between TV and film projects allows them to keep their profile high at the same time no one is bothering to see what they are doing in theaters. Kind of makes you forget she hasn’t been able to open a film on her own in over a decade.
Heck, even Julia Roberts did a series for Amazon.
The Undoing begins airing on Home Box Office in May.