The team from Big Little Lies will reunite to tell a story about the lies people tell themselves.
Nicole Kidman will star in HBO’s The Undoing, a new limited series that will be written by David E. Kelley, and executive produced by Bruna Papandrea, according to Variety.
“David has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its center,” Kidman said in a statement via Variety. “I’m excited and honored to continue collaborating with HBO and David E. Kelley.”
The producers are currently searching for a director.
“We’re thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David and can’t wait to bring this show to life,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement.
The Undoing is a psychological thriller based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 bestselling book You Should Have Known, which was published by Grand Central Publishing.
“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 in a statement.
Kidman will star as Grace Sachs, an Upper East Side therapist who is weeks away from publishing her first book, called ‘You Should Have Known.’ It is a self-help book that scolds women who lie to themselves about their husbands’ behavior. Sachs’ young son attends an elite private school in New York City. Her world is upended by the gruesome death of a fellow mother, and her husband’s disappearance.
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. Blossom is currently developing an adaptation of the books The Silent Wife, Reconstructing Amelia, Janice Lee’s best-seller The Expatriates, and the off-Broadway vampire play Cuddles.
The Undoing comes shortly after Hulu announced it is going straight-to-series with Little Fires Everywhere, which will star Reese Witherspoon. Kidman’s Blossom Films 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.
Kidman won an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award for her role as Celeste Wright on Big Little Lies.