Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star (along with Donald Sutherland and Noah Jupe ) in what could be one of the best HBO series of 2020, The Undoing.
After blowing our heads off with her role as Alexander Skarsgard’s battered (and somewhat emotionally damaged) wife in Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman is back with a mysterious new drama that will put her life, or rather that of her character, of the head. The Undoing is an intense psychological thriller, inspired by one of the best books of 2014, about a seemingly perfect marriage that begins to unravel when the lies it is built on come to light and threaten to expose the whole truth and change your life. forever.
The series is one of the great premieres that HBO has prepared for the month of October 2020 and there are already some details about it, which are all the tests you need to realize that this is a premiere that you will not want to miss (in addition that HBO series are always guarantees, as in the case of Lovecraft Country, The Third Day and We Are Who We Are by Luca Guadagnino)
The Undoing was written by Big Little Lies screenwriter David E. Kelley and is directed by Susanne Bier , who worked with Netflix on the movie Bird Box and won an Emmy for her work on the series The Night Manager (which without It’s certainly one of the best series of the decade) , while Nicole Kidman is also an executive producer.
Kidman, who won an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series for Big Little Lies , said that “David has created another powerhouse series with a fascinating and complicated female role at its center.”
Here’s what we know about The Undoing:
What the Undoing is about
The 6-part miniseries is based on Jean Hanff Korelitz ‘s 2014 book “ You Should Have Known, ” although it departs somewhat from the original story. The series follows Grace Fraser, a therapist whose life begins to unravel after a crime unfolds at her son’s school.
The official description reads: “Grace and Jonathan Fraser ( Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant ) are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of revelations. Left behind in the wake of a widespread and very public disaster, and appalled at the ways in which she has not taken her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her son (Noah Jupe) and her family. “
Who are part of the cast?
Nicole Kidman is at the helm with Upper East Side therapist Grace Fraser; Hugh Grant plays her charismatic husband Jonathan; Noah Jupe (from the films Wonder, A Quiet Place and Honey Boy) is the son of the Frasers, Henry; and Donald Sutherland plays Grace’s powerful and protective father, Franklin Reinhardt.
The cast also includes Édgar Ramírez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) as Detective Joe Mendoza, Noma Dumezweni (Cursed Child) as lawyer Haley Fitzgerald and Italian actress Matilda De Angelis as Elena Alves.
HBO has shared two previews of the series in which they show Kidman as a woman desperate to save her son and prevent the secrets of the past from destroying her family.
When it premieres?
The Undoing has a release date of October 25, 2020.