The Undoing is also based on a book called You Should Have Known, written by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
The story finds Kidman playing a successful therapist on the brink of publishing her first book whose life is thrown into chaos through a chain of events: a violent death, a missing husband, and a series of troubling revelations.
Nicole Kidman has unveiled her next TV project: The Undoing, a new HBO series that reunites her with Big Little Lies scribe David E. Kelley. Executive producers will be Kelley, Kidman, Per Saari from Blossom Films and Bruna Papandrea from Made Up Stories. Sachs' young son attends an elite private school in New York City.
A search for a director is underway, HBO said. Kidman has now been working on Big Little Lies for which she won both an Emmy and a Golden Globes.
Whilst Kelley added: "I loved this book". In 2010, Kidman executive produced and starred in John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole, for which she received Academy Award®, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award nominations.
She said: "David has created another propulsive series with a fascinating, complicated female role at its centre".
'I'm excited and honoured to continue collaborating with HBO and David E Kelley'. Blossom is now developing an adaptation of the books The Silent Wife, Reconstructing Amelia, Janice Lee's best-seller The Expatriates, and the off-Broadway vampire play Cuddles. 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.
In the mean time, fans can look forward to seeing Kidman reprise the role of Celeste on Little Lies when it returns for Season 2.
Kelley is repped by CAA and Michael Gendler; Blossom Films is with CAA and Alan Werthheimer; Papandrea is with WME.