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Nicole Kidman Gets Caught Up in a Murder Mystery in The Twisty First Teaser for HBO's 'The Undoing'

Also starring Hugh Grant, it's scripted by 'Big Little Lies' producer and screenwriter David E. Kelley.
By Sarah Ward
January 25, 2020
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Nicole Kidman Gets Caught Up in a Murder Mystery in The Twisty First Teaser for HBO's 'The Undoing'

Also starring Hugh Grant, it's scripted by 'Big Little Lies' producer and screenwriter David E. Kelley.
By Sarah Ward
January 25, 2020
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When a hit show comes to an end, the network behind it often tries to fill the gap with something similar. It's the situation that HBO found itself in last year when Game of Thrones wrapped up, with the US cable channel quickly launching new fantasy series His Dark Materials and committing to making a GoT spinoff called House of the Dragon. And, with Big Little Lies looking like it's also all done and dusted, the station seems to be in the same predicament in the star-studded murder mystery genre as well.

Enter The Undoing. Starring Nicole Kidman, and written and produced by Big Little Lies' David E. Kelley, it's a case of HBO sticking with what they know. Kidman plays a successful therapist who appears to have the perfect life, with a loving husband (Hugh Grant), a son (A Quiet Place's Noah Jupe) attending an elite school and her first book about to be published. Then a violent death sparks a chain of revelations that shatters her life as she knows it.

Also part of the plot, as seen in the show's first teaser: a missing spouse, plenty of public attention, a heap of interrogations and a plethora of tough choices for Kidman's Grace Fraser. It'll all play out as a once-off limited series — although that was originally the case with Big Little Lies before it came back for a second season.

Based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Undoing also features Donald Sutherland and American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace's Edgar Ramirez — with Bird Box director Susanne Bier behind the camera on every episode, just as she was on excellent Emmy-winning mini-series The Night Manager.

The Undoing is set to screen on HBO sometime in May, with an air date Down Under yet to be revealed.

Check out the trailer below:

The Undoing is set to screen on HBO in the US from May, with air dates Down Under yet to be announced. We'll update you when further details come to hand.

Published on January 25, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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