Nicole Kidman's New Show Is Big Little Lies Meets Sex & The City

Carla Harmon
March 14, 2018

Kidman will star in The Undoing, a limited series based on the book You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

HBO announced on Tuesday via USA Today that Nicole Kidman will star in a new series helmed by Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley.

The Oscar victor, who is reprising her Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning role as Celeste Wright for a second season of Big Little Lies, will portray Grace Sachs in Kelley's adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz's novel You Should Have Known. Grace must dismantle her life and start anew after "a chain of awful revelations", a missing husband and a violent murder.

The team from Big Little Lies will reunite to tell a story about the lies people tell themselves. In 2017, she was also seen in mystery TV drama Top of the Lake, and films How to Talk to Girls at Parties, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and The Beguiled.

David E. Kelley, who wrote and created Big Little Lies-along with original book author Lianne Moriarty-will serve as writer once more.

Kidman and Kelley both won Emmys for "Big Little Lies" past year - she for acting and producing, he for producing - as part of the series' eight-trophy haul. Papandrea will exec produce through her company Made Up Stories.

Moreover, HBO programming president Casey Bloys said, "We're thrilled to continue our creative relationships with both Nicole and David".

A search for a director for the miniseries is underway.

"I loved this book", added Kelley in a statement. "A character driven psychological thriller, I'm excited about the adaptation and thrilled to be able to do it with Nicole and HBO". Kidman also appeared in HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn alongside Clive Owen in 2012, garnering her Emmy®, SAG and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal as Martha Gellhorn.

Both stars and executive producers of Big Little Lies, Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, have high-profile limited series based on bestselling books lined up as a followup to BLL.

Kelley is repped by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.

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