Having created Big Little Lies, David E. Kelley is pretty confident he knows what you want from HBO’s Nicole Kidman vehicle The Undoing: betrayal, sumptuous fabrics, murder, a chessboard being swept dramatically off a table in front of a startled Donald Sutherland, and, of course, That Wig. The Bombshell actress stars in the limited-run series directed by Susanne Bier — based on author Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel You Should Have Known — as Grace Fraser, a Manhattan therapist with great skin, a gifted tween, and Hugh Grant for a husband. Things couldn’t be going better!
Things are going so well for Grace, in fact, it only makes sense she’d tempt fate by publishing a marriage-advice book called, you guessed it, You Should Have Known. Following “a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations,” however, Grace must struggle to survive the deluge of awful secrets now emerging about a life she thought she knew down to a burgundy trench coat. Noah Jupe, Lily Rabe, and Edgar Ramirez round out the cast. You should have known you’d watch The Undoing, which debuts on HBO in May.