Nicole Kidman is returning to the small screen — but not just for “Big Little Lies” Season 2. The Emmy winner will reteam with “Big Little Lies” scribe David E. Kelley for the new HBO limited series “The Undoing,” the network announced.
Based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the series will follow Grace Sachs (Kidman), a therapist whose life is going swimmingly until, as the title suggests, everything comes undone. Just before her first book is about to be published, someone close to her dies and her husband goes AWOL. As a series of revelations rock her world, she’s forced to start over with her son. If “Big Little Lies” didn’t have enough intrigue and mystery for you, then this ought to ramp it up.
“David has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its center,” Kidman said in a statement. “I’m excited and honored to continue collaborating with HBO and David E Kelley.”
Added Kelley: “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 and Kidman will both serve as executive producers, with Kelley writing the whole season, though an episode total has yet to be determined. (Both seasons of “Big Little Lies,” penned by Kelley, are seven episodes each.)
It’s unclear when we can expect “The Undoing,” but production on Season 2 of “Big Little Lies” begins Friday with the entire cast returning. “Big Little Lies” will air next year and surely HBO won’t have two Nicole Kidman-David E. Kelley projects going head-to-head at the Emmys, right?
Kidman and Kelley both won Emmys for “Big Little Lies” last year — she for acting and producing, he for producing — as part of the series’ eight-trophy haul.
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