Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman will star in a new high-profile television series written by David E. Kelley. Deadline reports that the project, “The Undoing,” is a six-episode limited series that’s in the works at HBO, with Susanne Bier directing.
“An adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book ‘You Should Have Known,’ ‘The Undoing’ centers on Grace Sachs (Kidman), who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself,” the story reports. “She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband (Grant) and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only 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 herself.”
Deadline notes that the project marks British actor Grant’s first major role in a U.S. television production.