March 20, 2018

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

13 March 2018, 01:33 | Elsie Buchanan

Big Little Lies' Nicole Kidman And David E Kelley Reunite For The Undoing

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Kidman will play Grace Sachs, a successful therapist on the verge of publishing her first book.

And on Tuesday, it was revealed that Nicole Kidman has scored another plum gig, teaming up with three of the driving forces behind the hit series to star and produce the Jean Hanff Korelitz adaption of You Should've Known.

When disaster strikes ― a violent death, the disappearance of her husband, and a series of disturbing revelations ― and her world falls apart, Grace has to build a new life while still piecing together what happened to her old one.

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Casey Bloy, HBO's president of programming, said: "We're thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David, and can't wait to bring this show to life".

David E. Kelley, creator of Boston Legal, Chicago Hope, The Practice, and Ally McBeal, wrote and executive-produced Big Little Lies, along with Kidman and Papandrea. Kidman will also executive produce with Per Saari for Blossom Films with Bruna Papandrea for Made Up Stories. Further, Kelly will serve as the executive producer, writer, and showrunner for the project. A search for a director is underway. Papandrea will exec produce through her company Made Up Stories.

The Undoing comes shortly after Hulu edged HBO - among other high-profile outlets - for rights to Reese Witherspoon starrer Little Fires Everywhere.

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Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) is set to star in the upcoming limited HBO series The Undoing, according to Deadline.

Big Little Lies fans, there's good news for you, too: Witherspoon announced the cast is reuniting for a second season this week, with Meryl Streep as a new cast member.

Kelley is repped by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.

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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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