Can't get enough of HBO's new dramatic darling Big Little Lies? We have good news. Two of the creative forces behind BLL are coming together for a new project. On Monday, HBO picked up a new series called The Undoing; it will be written by Big Little Lies screenwriter David E. Kelley, and it will star Nicole Kidman! Here's what's even more exciting: yes, the new venture incorporates some of the fantastic ingredients that made Big Little Lies such a hit (Kelley, Kidman, and a book adaptation), but the story itself seems to have quite a dark and compelling narrative.
The new show is based on the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel titled You Should Have Known; the story follows Grace Sachs, a successful therapist in NYC. She has the perfect life: a book deal, a devoted husband, and a bright young son. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "a chasm opens in [Grace's] life: a violent death, a missing husband, 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." If you ask me, it sounds quite like a sister story to Big Little Lies, but it's also got its own unique edge. We already can't wait for more details.