Donald Sutherland has joined Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in HBO’s upcoming drama series “The Undoing,” the network announced Wednesday.
Based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the six-episode series stars Kidman as Grace Sachs, a successful therapist with 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.
Sutherland, who most recently starred as J. Paul Getty in director Danny Boyle’s FX anthology series “Trust,” will play Franklin Renner, Grace’s father, a retired financier and loving grandfather, who is tasked with protecting his family when the turbulent revelations come to light.
Sutherland previously earning a best supporting actor Emmy for his role in the HBO film “Citizen X” and a Golden Globe for the network’s historical drama “Path to War.”
“The Night Manager” filmmaker Susanne Bier is attached to direct all six episodes of the series and executive produce. Kelley will pull triple duty as writer, executive producer and showrunner via his David E. Kelley Productions banner.
Kidman, who is re-teaming with Kelley after two seasons of “Big Little Lies,” and Per Saari will executive produce under Blossom Films, alongside Bruna Papandrea for Made Up Stories.
Sutherland is represented by CAA and Jerry Longarzo at Klevan Longarzo Vance Blumensaadt LLP.