At the Television Critics’ Association winter press tour, HBO paneled The Undoing with panelists Nicole Kidman, Noma Dumezweni and Hugh Grant, along with executive producer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and Susanne Bier.
Susanne Bier will also direct all six episodes, and the series was created and adapted for TV by David E. Kelley and is based On Jean Hanff Korelitz’s Novel You Should Have Known.
The limited series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.
Bier said The Undoing was shot like a six hour film and that it maintained the overview while being immersed in detail, and that it was a demanding shoot.
David E. Kelley explained the premise further: “The theme and the core of denial that these characters lived in drew me in. They all draw false narratives about who they were, who their partners were, who the people in their lives were…We live in a world where the facts are the facts but the story is better. In relationships, that can be true as well.”
Described as a series where there are seven suspects and people’s intentions are revealed and unravel in the process, Nicole Kidman said that the show is “so twisty, and nothing is what it seems.”