Play Now The Undoing Season 1 Episode 1 “The Undoing”
Grace Fraser is a successful psychotherapist who lives in Manhattan with her husband Jonathan, an oncologist, and their young son Henry, who attends the elite Reardon School. Grace helps some of the other Reardon parents plan an auction event, where she meets an enigmatic woman named Elena. Grace continues to encounter Elena over the next several days: once in a gym bathroom, where a fully nude Elena approaches her and remarks on her “kindness”, and later at the auction itself, where Grace finds Elena crying in the bathroom and consoles her. As she leaves the event, Elena kisses Grace on the lips in the elevator. The next day, Elena’s body is discovered in her studio by her young son, also a Reardon student. The police rule the case a murder and question Grace and her friends; Elena’s husband is noted as a potential suspect. Grace attempts to reach Jonathan, who is supposedly at an oncology conference in Cleveland, but finds that he has left his smartphone at their apartment. Unable to trace her husband’s whereabouts, Grace becomes paranoid and experiences visions of the scene of Elena’s murder.
Grace Fraser becomes intrigued by a young mother at her son’s school. Later, news of a tragedy rocks the school community.
Creators: David E. Kelley
Director: Susanne Bier
Star Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Édgar Ramírez, Noah Jupe, Lily Rabe, Matilda De Angelis, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Edan Alexander, Michael Devine, Donald Sutherland
Producer (s): Deb Dyer
Cinematographer: Anthony Dod Mantle
Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Production House: Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, HBO Original Programming
Original network / Official Sites: HBO
Release Year: 25 October 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 54 min
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Grace Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. She’s a successful therapist, has a devoted husband and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Overnight 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. 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.