Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's 2014 novel You Should Have Known, the limited run series follows Grace Sachs, a therapist whose picture-perfect Upper East Side foundation is suddenly shaken when a fellow mother is found dead - and Grace's husband is suddenly unreachable. But then it all appears to go wrong: there's a violent death, her husband goes missing, and she starts discovering all sorts of bad things about him.
Nicole Kidman poses with her award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role in "Big Little Lies" at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 8, 2018.
Casey Bloys, HBO's programming president, said he couldn't wait to "bring this show to life". "Im excited and honoured to continue collaborating with HBO and David E Kelly", said Kidman in a statement.
United States cablenet HBO has ordered a miniseries from Nicole Kidman and two other key players behind its hit drama Big Little Lies.
Kelley is set to write the script as well as executive produce and run the project whilst Per Saari, of Blossom Films, will also executive produce alongside Bruna Papandrea from Made Up Stories. A search for a director is underway. "A character-driven psychological thriller, I'm excited about the adaptation and thrilled to be able to do it with Nicole and HBO", Kelley said. Papandrea, who was instrumental in the success of Big Little Lies, split from longtime producing partner Reese Witherspoon to launch her own banner.
Kidman won an Emmy for her performance in Big Little Lies.
Kelley is represented by CAA and attorney Michael Gendler.
For HBO, The Undoing joins a roster of drama originals that also includes Game of Thrones, Westworld, The New Pope, J.J.