If grieving over the loss of her synthezoid husband in WandaVision wasn’t enough, Elizabeth Olsen is about to face even more neighborhood woes in a new HBO Max limited series called Love and Death. Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles called “Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II” from Texas Monthly, the series follows two churchgoing couples in a small town in Texas whose lives take a dark turn when someone picks up an axe. Read More »
Nicole Kidman and David E. Kelley have become a dynamic duo. The pair have teamed up to critical acclaim with Big Little Lies and The Undoing, and it looks like third time will be a charm again, with the new Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers. Based on the novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers takes place in a health and wellness retreat run by a mysterious Russian woman (Kidman) that is not what it seems. Watch the Nine Perfect Strangers trailer below.
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Despite some reported creative woes behind the scenes, Nicole Kidman clearly loved teaming up with creator David E. Kelley on HBO’s Big Little Lies, because she’s stepping back into the world of murder mystery among the upper class with the new limited series The Undoing.
Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s New York Times best-selling book You Should Have Known, HBO’s The Undoing follows a successful therapist, Grace Fraser (Kidman), along with her husband, Jonathan (Hugh Grant, who’s been taking some tantalizingly seedier roles recently), and their young son (Noah Jupe), who attends an elite private school in New York City. But suddenly, all of their lives are shaken up by a violent murder, and her husband seems to be the primary suspect. Watch the trailer below. Read More »
In HBO’s Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman plays a woman whose life slowly becomes unraveled after a violent death occurs. Now she’s about to reunite with Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelley for another series in which something very similar seems to happen.
In a new HBO limited series called The Undoing, Kidman returns to a high-status role playing a classy, big city author whose family’s life is thrown into utter chaos in the aftermath of a murder. Check out the newest trailer below.
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Stephen King’s latest book The Institute just hit shelves yesterday, but Hollywood didn’t waste anytime getting the series prepared for an adaptation. Television mastermind David E. Kelly, responsible for creating shows like The Practice, Boston Public and Big Little Lies, will be teaming up with Lost series director Jack Bender to turn The Institute into a limited series. Read More »
In the second season of Big Little Lies, the lead characters have been struggling to stay afloat after their momentous decision at the end of season one. But they weren’t the only ones making potentially disastrous choices: according to a scathing new report, HBO and showrunner David E. Kelley wrested creative control of the show away from season 2 director Andrea Arnold to put it back in the hands of season 1 director Jean-Marc Vallée. It sounds like things got very messy, and you can read the details below. Read More »
Susanne Bier, director of The Night Manager and the upcoming Bird Box, will direct Nicole Kidman in HBO’s The Undoing limited series. This will be Kidman’s second starring role in a limited HBO series, following her work on Big Little Lies. Appropriately enough, Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelley will also be writing The Undoing, a mystery based on the novel You Should Have Known.
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Good news for fans of excellent actresses sharing scenes and drinking wine together: Big Little Lies season 2 is on. HBO just gave the go-ahead to a second season to the limited run series, and confirmed stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will be returning. But wait, there’s more: American Honey helmer Andrea Arnold will be directing.
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When HBO’s limited series Big Little Lies came to an end a little more than a week ago, I was satisfied with the conclusion. But only seven days later, I was conflicted; I appreciated the succinctness of the series’ seven episode run and thought it told a compelling and complete story, but at the same time, I couldn’t help but wish there were more episodes to dive into.
So will we ever see Big Little Lies season 2? Below, I’ll run down all of the quotes from the major players involved and try to get to the bottom of this.
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Will Billy Bob Thornton‘s great role on the first season of Fargo turn out to be the place where we eventually point back to a career upswing for him? The writer/director/actor has previously complained about feeling like the films he wants to make don’t have a place in the current cinema landscape, but he’s finding a new place on TV. Following his great work on Fargo, Thornton has been cast as the lead in The Trial, the new Amazon series from creator David E. Kelley (The Practice, Ally McBeal, Picket Fences). Read More »