We’re getting the first look at Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in a teaser trailer for The Undoing, HBO’s new limited series based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s bestselling book You Should Have Known. The series hails from Emmy, Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning director Susanne Bier and key auspices from HBO’s breakout Big Little Lies, including Kidman and writer David E. Kelley.
“I had this idea of the perfect life … that’s all I really wanted,” says Kidman’s Grace Fraser. It becomes clear pretty quickly that this is far from the perfect life Grace envisioned.
The six-part limited series Grace and Jonathan Fraser (Grant), who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight, a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by how she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
Edgar Ramirez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Matilda De Angelis, Lily Rabe, Noma Dumezweni, Noah Jupe, Sofie Gråbøl, and Donald Sutherland also star.
Directed by Susanne Bier the limited series is created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner. Bier executive produces with Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions, Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas.
The Undoing premieres in May on HBO. Watch the trailer above.
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