The highly-anticipated psychological thriller, about the unravelling of a marriage and the lies it was built on, is just as gripping (if not more binge-able) as Nicole Kidman’s award-winning Big Little Lies.
Returning to the small screen, the latest trailer for Kidman’s most recent psychological thriller The Undoing has dropped and it’s everything we could have hoped for.
And while Kidman’s return to the silver screen is exciting enough, the marie claire Australia November cover star has also admitted that she is the voice behind the ominous rendition of “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” in the show’s opening credits.
In our cover story, Kidman revealed how director Susannah Bier convinced her to lend her vocals, saying: “Susannah called me up and said I want you to sing it, which I’d never been asked to do before. That was fun.”
In a video for HBO’s YouTube channel, Kidman elaborated on the story, saying Bier told her she “had to do it”. And while she was hesitant at first, her husband Keith Urban convinced her otherwise.
Kidman also told the BBC Radio 2 show: “We were in lockdown; we were in Tennessee in Nashville and the director [Susanne Bier] sent me a text going, ‘Would you sing the title track, “Dream a Little Dream,” for the series?’, I was like, ‘What? No, I so don’t want to do that, my voice is not good,’ which is always my reaction, and she said, ‘No, no, I think you can sing it.’”
Fascinated? Keep reading for everything you need to know about the show, from the plot to the cast and where you can stream it in Australia.
What Is the Plot of The Undoing?
Based on the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel You Should Have Known, the six-part series sees Kidman take on the role of renowned therapist Grace Fraser.
But just as Fraser is on the verge of publishing her first book, her doting husband, John, mysteriously vanishes.
A violent death and chain of devastating revelations soon leave Grace “in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster”, the official synopsis reads.
In order to move on, she has no choice but to create a whole new life for herself and their son.
“I had this idea of a perfect life that I got from you and mum,” Kidman’s character says in the trailer. “That’s really all I wanted.”
Interested? Check out the trailer below to see for yourself.
WATCH BELOW: The Undoing Trailer
Who Is In The Cast Of The Undoing?
Those already gripped by the tense preview are sure to be pleased to learn that The Undoing features a star-studded cast. Nicole Kidman will star as Grace Fraser, Hugh Grant as her husband Jonathan Sachs and Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place) as their son Henry.
The leads will be accompanied by Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games) as Franklin Renner, Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Sylvia Steineitz, Noma Dumezweni (Mary Poppins Returns) as Haley Fitzgerald and Édgar Ramírez (American Crime Story) as Detective Joe Mendoza.
From the trailer, fans of Big Little Lies may have seen Kidman reunite with the show’s creator David E Kelley. While Susanne Bier, who was behind The Night Manager, took to the director’s seat.
“[David E Kelley] has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its centre,” Kidman said on the project. “I’m excited and honoured to continue collaborating with David E Kelley.”
The 52-year-old actress recently collaborated with Kelley on season two of Big Little Lies while Grant made his first major television comeback in over 25 years in BBC2’s A Very English Scandal.
Where To Watch The Undoing In Australia
The first season of The Undoing is currently available to stream on Binge.