Hugh Grant has joined the all-star creative team of HBO’s upcoming limited series The Undoing.
According to Deadline, Grant will star opposite Nicole Kidman in The Undoing, an adaptation of the book You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, which will be written by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and directed by Susanne Bier (The Night Manager).
In the six-episode series, Grant will play Jonathan Sacks, a prestigious pediatric oncologist in New York City as well as a loving husband to Kidman’s Grace Sachs and devoted father to the couple’s young son.
However, when Sachs goes missing revelations about his past cast him in a new light.
The series centers on Nicole Kidman’s Grace — a successful therapist on the verge of publishing her first book, whose seemingly perfect life unravels after a violent death and her husband’s disappearance.
With her husband gone, Grace learns terrible things about the man she thought she knew. In the wake of the devastating and public disaster, Grace is astonished to realize she hasn’t managed to take her own advice, leading her to reconstruct a new life for her and her son.
Golden Globe-winning actor Grant was most recently seen in the miniseries A Very English Scandal and the hit movie Paddington 2. He also won acclaim for his role in the 2017 film Florence Foster Jenkins.
This will mark Grant’s first starring role on an American TV series.
As The Undoing continues to take shape, its prestigious roster of talent both in front of and behind the camera continues to grow. The drama has all the makings of a prestige hit, although time will tell if it meets those high expectations.
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