HBO has announced that six-part limited series The Undoing, based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel You Should Have Known, will premiere this May. You can view the first photos from the series in the gallery below.
The series comes from Emmy, Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning director Susanne Bier and the Emmy-winning creator of Big Little Lies, David E. Kelley, and stars Emmy and Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Nicole Kidman (HBO’s Big Little Lies) and Emmy nominee Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal).
Directed by Bier and created and written for television by Kelley, who also serves as showrunner, The Undoing is executive produced by Bier, 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 limited series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.
The limited series follows Grace and Jonathan Fraser (Kidman and Hugh 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 the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child (Noah Jupe) and her family.
The Undoing also stars Edgar Ramirez (Emmy nominee for American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Carlos) as Detective Joe Mendoza; Ismael Cruz Cordova (Berlin Station) as Fernando Alves; Matilda De Angelis as Elena Alves; Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Sylvia Steinetz; Noma Dumezweni (Black Earth Rising) as Haley Fitzgerald; Noah Jupe (Honey Boy and A Quiet Place 2) as Henry Fraser, Jonathan and Grace’s precocious and artistic 12-year-old son; Sofie Gråbøl (HBO’s Gentleman Jack, Fortitude) as Catherine Stamper; and Donald Sutherland (Emmy winner for Citizen X) as Franklin Reinhardt, Grace’s father, a retired financier and loving grandfather who is tasked with protecting his family when turbulent revelations come to light.