A new drama from HBO, the powerhouse behind The Sopranos, The Wire, Run, The Leftovers and so many more? Check. The writer of Big Little Lies? Check. The director of The Night Manager? Check. A jaw-dropping cast of household names involved in a new mystery? Check, check, check.
The Undoing already promises to be major – here's every detail you need to know so far about your next addiction.
What's the story of The Undoing?
Based on the novel You Should Have Known by Jeff Hanff Korelitz, the new limited series from HBO focuses on Grace Fraser, a successful therapist with a seemingly perfect life – a loving husband, a brilliant son, a comfortable life in New York City. But all good things often meet their maker – here, it's a death, a secret, a rabbit hole of problems that suck everyone in.
Who's involved in The Undoing?
Behind the camera, the story comes from David E. Kelley, who brought the world the brilliant Big Little Lies. Susanna Bier will be directing his script – and with her experience on The Night Manager and Bird Box, we trust it's in safe hands.
Bringing these characters to life, Nicole Kidman plays Grace – seeming not so far away from the kind of woman she grew to understand as Celeste in Big Little Lies. Her husband is played by Hugh Grant, offering the national treasure something a little darker.
Nicole Kidman and Noah Jupe in The Undoing
Also look out for Noah Jupe, who plays the couple's son. Following a star turn in Alma Har'el's Honey Boy, and a sturdy performance in Le Mans' 66 as Christian Bale's son, Jupe is proving himself to be one of the finest child actors working today.
When is The Undoing release date?
Good question – things are being kept under wraps for now, and even more so in light of the ongoing pandemic. The release was originally due for May, but has now been rescheduled until autumn in the US – fingers crossed for a similar date in the UK.
Until then, feast your eyes on the gripping trailer and mark your diaries.
|What||The Undoing, HBO/Sky Atlantic|
31 May 20 – 31 May 21, STREAMING DATES TBC
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