The UndoingNicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland
The UndoingNicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland

What to Know About The Undoing

Susanne Bier and Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley are behind the new psychological thriller starring Nicole Kidman.


Nicole Kidman will join forces with Emmy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning director Susanne Bier and reunite with Emmy-winning Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley for The Undoing, a limited series based on the book You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Joining Kidman is Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Ismael Cruz Cordova (Mary Queen of Scots), Matilda De Angelis (Il Premio), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story), Noma Dumezweni (Mary Poppins Returns), and Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games, Pride & Prejudice) as Grace's protective father.

Lily Rabe Noma Dumezweni The Undoing Limited Series HBO AnnouncementLily Rabe and Noma Dumezweni

The story focuses on a successful therapist, Grace Fraser (Kidman), along with her husband, Jonathan (Grant), and their young son (Noah Jupe), who attends an elite private school in New York City. A chasm opens in her seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse 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.

“David has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its center,“ said Kidman.

As Jonathan Fraser, Grant will play an acclaimed pediatric oncologist, devoted husband to Grace and doting father, whose past undergoes scrutiny when he suddenly disappears.

Donald Sutherland will play Grace’s father Franklin Reinhardt: a retired financier and loving grandfather, tasked with protecting his family when turbulent revelations come to light.

Kelley will write and executive-produce along with Kidman, Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas.

Executive producer Susanne Bier is set to direct all episodes of the limited series. She recently received an Emmy for her work on The Night Manager.