Nicole Kidman is reuniting with “Big Little Lies” showrunner David E. Kelley for another HBO limited series.
The actress is set to star in and executive produce “The Undoing,” an adaptation of the novel “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The show follows Grace Sachs, a successful therapist who’s on the brink of publishing her first book when 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.
Kelley will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner on the project. Per Saari of Kidman’s Blossom Films will also executive produce with Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories.
“We’re thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David, and can’t wait to bring this show to life,” said HBO’s president of programming Casey Bloys in a statement.
“David has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its center,” said Kidman. “I’m excited and honored to continue collaborating with HBO and David E. Kelly.”
“I loved this book,” added Kelley. “A character driven psychological thriller, I’m excited about the adaptation and thrilled to be able to do it with Nicole and HBO.”
Kidman and Kelley are also set to return for a second outing of “Big Little Lies,” for which Kidman took home a number of awards, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Much of the original cast has been confirmed to return, including Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz. They will also be joined by series newcomer Meryl Streep.