Homegrown actress Nicole Kidman is certainly on a roll. Her most recent miniseries, The Undoing, which was released on HBO earlier this week, has already been met with rave reviews, with critics exclaiming the series is good enough to fill the Big Little Lies-shaped hole in our hearts. Now, Kidman is onto her next project, with news of the star featuring in and executive producing a new Amazon series, Things I Know To Be True.
The family drama, based on on Andrew Bovell’s Australian play by the same name, “is about the resilience of an enduring marriage and the evolving nature of a family’s love, as Bob and Fran Price watch their adult children make unexpected decisions which change the course of their lives.” A representative for the streaming platform confirmed with TVLine that Things I Know To Be True would be treated as an ongoing series, rather than a limited one.
“I’ll never forget the experience I had watching Andrew’s play in Sydney, having one of those transcendent theatre experiences,” Kidman shared in a statement.
“Andrew’s play is exquisite and his scripts for the series are just as good. With Amazon’s belief, Jen Salke’s guidance, and an extraordinary producing team, we have big hopes for what this can be.”
The series is part of Kidman's first look deal with Amazon, which already includes a collaboration with The Farewell writer and director Lulu Wang for the drama The Expatriates, an adaptation of Samantha Downing’s bestseller My Lovely Wife as well as Janelle Brown’s upcoming thriller Pretty Things. Bovell will join Kidman as an executive producer of the series, also sharing his excitement for the project.
“This is a story about family, that thing you spend your life trying to escape from only to yearn for what you’ve lost if you ever do,” said Bovell.
“I’m thrilled that an actor of Nicole Kidman’s caliber leads the series in the role of Fran Price. As a mother and a woman she is complicated, difficult and utterly compelling. I’m also thrilled that a company of Amazon Studios’ significance has shown such confidence in the story and will take it to a global audience.”