Hugh Grant Joins Nicole Kidman In David E. Kelley’s ‘The Undoing’ For HBO
Hugh Grant has joined Nicole Kidman in upcoming HBO mini-series ‘The Undoing’ from David E. Kelley the broadcaster has announced.
Based on the book ‘You Should Have Known’ by Jean Hanff Korelitz, ‘The Undoing’ follows Grace Sachs (Kidman), who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband, Jonathan (Grant), and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight 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. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
Grant’s character, Jonathan, is described as an acclaimed pediatric oncologist, devoted husband to Grace and doting father, whose past undergoes scrutiny when he suddenly disappears, leading to a chain of terrible revelations.
Hugh Grant was last seen on UK screens in the BBC’s ‘A Very English Scandal’, but this marks the first time he has headlined a US tv drama. He’s next due to appear on the big screen in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Toff Guys’ with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale.
‘The Undoing’ has been written by David E. Kelley, the man behind smash hit ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘Boston Legal’, ‘Mr. Mercedes’, and of course, ‘Ally McBeal’. Kelley serves as showrunner and exec producer, with ‘The Night Manager’s Susanne Bier also exec producing and directing all 6 episodes.
HBO hasn’t set a premiere date for ‘The Undoing’ yet, however, we would assume it will arrive in 2019. It should air on Sky Atlantic in the UK as it falls under their carriage deal with the US broadcaster.