Nicole Kidman’s new series for HBO is coming soon, and Reese Witherspoon’s next adaptation has now launched on Hulu.
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are continuing to shake up the status quo by pushing for complicated female characters on the small screen.
After the success of Big Little Lies, the duo have signed onto two separate projects that are, once again, pushing not only female writers, but interesting fictional female characters on TV.
First of all, Kidman is reuniting with BLL’s creator David E. Kelley and producer Bruna Papandrea for HBO’s The Undoing, an intriguing murder-mystery project. Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel, You Should Have Known, Kidman will take on the character of Grace Sachs – a successful therapist in New York City who is about to publish her debut book.
“Weeks before her book is published, a chasm opens in her life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations,” said a spokesperson for HBO. “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 and herself.”
And Kidman is delighted that a “fascinating” female character will be gracing the screen. “David has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its centre,” said Kidman. “I’m excited and honoured to continue collaborating with HBO and David E. Kelley.”
Reese Witherspoon is also continuing to champion women in more ways than one too. Her adaptation of Celeste Ng’s best-selling novel Little Fires Everywhere, which she co-produced with actress Kerry Washington, has arrived on Hulu.
And, a second series of Big Little Lies is currently in the works with none other than Meryl Streep on board. But you already knew that didn’t you?
TV in 2018 is looking great for women.
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