The Undoing: Delayed HBO Drama Gets New Premiere Date

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The Undoing will finally see the light of day this October.

The long-delayed HBO drama reunites Kidman with Big Little Lies writer and Executive Producer David E. Kelley, and is set to premiere October 25. 

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The series was initially set to launch in April, but was postponed due to COVID-19.

It follows Grace and Jonathan Fraser (Kidman and Hugh Grant), who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves.

Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and 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 (Noah Jupe) and her family.

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The series also stars Edgar Ramirez (Emmy® nominee for American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Carlos) as Detective Joe Mendoza; Ismael Cruz Cordova (Berlin Station) as Fernando Alves, and Matilda De Angelis as Elena Alves.

Also a part of the cast are Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Sylvia Steinetz; Noma Dumezweni (Black Earth Rising) as Haley Fitzgerald; and Noah Jupe (Honey Boy and A Quiet Place 2) as Henry Fraser, Jonathan and Grace’s precocious and artistic 12-year-old son.

The cast is rounded out by Sofie Gråbøl (HBO’s Gentleman Jack, Fortitude) as Catherine Stamper; and Donald Sutherland (Emmy® winner for Citizen X) as Franklin Reinhardt, Grace’s father, a retired financier and loving grandfather who is tasked with protecting his family when turbulent revelations come to light.

The Undoing comes from Emmy®, Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning director Susanne Bier and the Emmy®-winning creator of Big Little Lies, David E. Kelley. 

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Directed by Susanne Bier and created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner.

The series is also executive produced by Susanne Bier, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas.

Kidman was a firm favorite on the awards circuit for her role on Big Little Lies, and it looks like history could repeat with this series. 

The few scenes in the new trailer are filled with tension, and Kidman, once again, offers a masterclass in acting. 

Have a look below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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