Kelley will executive produce and write the scripts that focus on Grace Sachs (Kidman), a successful therapist who is about to publish her first book when disaster strikes? someone dies, her husband goes missing, and her flawless life with her son is turned upside down. Kidman will executive produce with her Blossom Films partner Per Saari and star in the adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz's novel You Should Have Known. 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.
Casey Bloys, HBO's programming president, said he couldn't wait to "bring this show to life".
David E. Kelley, creator of Boston Legal, Chicago Hope, The Practice, and Ally McBeal, wrote and executive-produced Big Little Lies, along with Kidman and Papandrea.
The story follows Grace Sachs who is living the only life she ever wanted for herself.
Kelley will executive produce The Undoing through David E. Kelley Productions and will serve as the showrunner.
The third Big Little Lies alumna involved in the new drama is exec produces Bruna Papandrea, through her label Made Up Stories.
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It comes after it was revealed that "Big Little Lies" is set to get a second series.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has ordered The Undoing straight to series. "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.
Before Kidman appears in The Undoing, she'll reprise her role as Celeste Wright in season two of Big Little Lights. Abrams' Demimonde, Jordan Peele's Lovecraft Country, True Detective, Sharp Objects, The Deuce and Here and Now, among others.