Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's 2014 novel You Should Have Known, the limited run series follows Grace Sachs, a therapist whose picture-perfect Upper East Side foundation is suddenly shaken when a fellow mother is found dead - and Grace's husband is suddenly unreachable.
The Undoing will star Kidman as a successful therapist whose ideal life is plunged into disarray after a violent death and her husband's disappearance. Witherspoon teamed with Kerry Washington to topline and executive produce Little Fires Everywhere, which just landed at Hulu with an eight-episode straight-to-series order. But her life is rocked by a series of tragedies: a violent death, the disappearance of her husband and "a chain of bad revelations" about the man she thought she knew. She'll have to rebuild her life in the wake of the revelations.
Casey Bloys, HBO's programming president, said he couldn't wait to "bring this show to life".
The third Big Little Lies alumna involved in the new drama is exec produces Bruna Papandrea, through her label Made Up Stories.
A search for a director for the miniseries is underway.
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She's the Oscar-winning Hollywood actresses who's been universally praised for her role of Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies.
'David has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role as its centre, ' she said. "I'm excited and honoured to continue collaborating with HBO and David E Kelley".
"I loved this book", said Kelley, "A character driven psychological thriller, I'm excited about the adaptation and thrilled to be able to do it with Nicole and HBO". The deal was brokered for Blossom Films by CAA and attorney Alan Werthheimer.
Nicole Kidman will star in and executive produce HBO's forthcoming David E. Kelley limited series "The Undoing", the network announced Monday. Meryl Streep has also signed on to star in the sequel, with Andrea Arnold set to direct.