Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

HBO calls on David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman for 'The Undoing'

HBO calls on David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman for 'The Undoing'

The producers are now searching for a director.

"I loved this book", said Kelley, "A character driven psychological thriller, I'm excited about the adaptation and thrilled to be able to do it with Nicole and HBO".

Adapted by Kelley, The Undoing centers on Grace Sachs (Kidman), who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Kelley will exec produce and write the scripts that focus on Grace Sachs (Kidman), a successful therapist who's about to publish her first book when disaster strikes - someone dies, her husband goes missing, and her ideal life with her son is turned upside down. Further, Kelly will serve as the executive producer, writer, and showrunner for the project.

The straight-to-series order comes three months after HBO gave an official greenlight to a "Big Little Lies" sequel, bringing back Kidman, Kelley, and Papandrea as well as star and executive producer Reese Witherspoon and most of the first miniseries' original cast. Even worse, Grace is about to publish a self-help book called, you guessed it, You Should Have Known, written specifically to chastise women who lie to themselves about their husband's flaws.

Moreover, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said, "We're thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David". If "Big Little Lies" didn't have enough intrigue and mystery for you, then this ought to ramp it up.

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. Bruna, meanwhile, will also executive produce through her company Made Up Stories. Check! Much like her Big Little Lies costar Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman is now developing one of your favorite recent books.

Kidman won an Emmy for her performance in Big Little Lies.

For HBO, The Undoing joins a roster of drama originals that also includes Game of Thrones, Westworld, The New Pope, J.J.

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