Fans of ‘Big Little Lies’ would be delighted to know that HBO has commissioned ‘The Undoing,’ a psychological prestige drama, that deciphers an apparently perfect marriage, which is, in reality, fraught with lies. Well, everything is shiny and fine in Grace’s life, who is a successful therapist. But then, there is a murder, with someone close to her getting accused, and life is never the same! Reminds you a bit of ‘Gone Girl’ as well, does it not? Well, ‘The Undoing’ joins the list of ambitious crime thrillers that are centered around an elite family. If you want to know more about it, we have you covered!
The Undoing Season 1 Release Date:
‘The Undoing’ season 1 premieres on October 25, 2020, on HBO, at 9 pm ET. The miniseries consists of six episodes, wrapping up with its finale on November 29, 2020. You can also stream the episodes on HBO Max.
The Undoing Cast: Who is in it?
‘The Undoing’ features a star-studded, A-list cast, led by Nicole Kidman as Grace Fraser, a prominent and successful therapist in NYC. Grace is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Fraser and is the mum of a gifted son, Henry. Hugh Grant plays the role of Jonathan. He is a well-known oncologist, having connections with the elite families of New York City. Noah Jupe plays Henry, while Edgar Ramirez essays the role of Joe Mendoza, a man of principles and a methodical detective.
Donald Sutherland stars as Franklin Reinhart, the fiercely protective father of Grace. Rounding up the lead cast is Lily Rabe as Sylvia Steineitz, Noma Dumezweni as Haley Fitzgerald, Sofie Gråbøl as Catherine Stamper, Matilda De Angelis as Elena Alves, Ismael Cruz Córdova as Fernando Alves, and Michael Devine as Detective Paul O’Rourke.
The Undoing Plot: What is it About?
‘The Undoing’ is helmed by David E. Kelley (‘Big Little Lies’) as the writer and showrunner. Joining him is Susanne Bier (‘Bird Box’ and ‘The Night Manager’) as the director. The psychological thriller is the loose TV adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 book ‘You Should Have Known.’ Certain elements in the series are entirely different from those in the novel. The story starts off by depicting the picture-perfect life of the successful and happily married couple, Grace and Jonathan Fraser.
Seemingly, the Frasers have everything one could possibly want from their lives. However, everything changes in a single night. There is a brutal murder and following it is a chain of terrible revelations. Grace slowly starts realizing that her marriage was a farce. Reeling after this public disaster and shocked by how she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must get away from this life and build a new one for herself and her son.
The Undoing Trailer
You can check out the official trailer for ‘The Undoing’ below:
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