Nicole Kidman is keeping busy with her feet in both worlds of the big and small screen, but undoubtedly much of the acclaim she’s received of late has been for prestige TV. From Top of the Lake to both seasons of Big Little Lies to The Undoing, Kidman is doing some of her best work right now, and now she’s headed to Amazon for series adaptation Things I Know to be True.
Based on writer/exec-producer Andrew Bovell’s stageplay, Things I Know to be True follows a family and their many secrets, which the matriarch is good at sniffing out.
Here’s the full synopsis: Bob and Fran Price have four adult children: Pip, Mark, Ben, and Rosie. Each child has his or her own unique struggles and secrets that they try to keep hidden from their parents. Still, Fran has a knack for knowing what is true in each of their lives, whether it is an unhappy marriage (Pip), heartbreak (Rosie), redefined sexuality (Mark), or drug use (Ben). As the children try to redefine their lives separately from their parents’ hopes and dreams, what is real and genuine in the Price family falls apart under scrutiny, and Bob and Fran must redefine their relationships with their children and with each other. Funny, poignant, and heartbreaking, Things I Know to be True examines the dynamics of a family and how they understand the truth in the face of tragedy.
The series has yet to name a director, but if Kidman’s track record on TV is an indication we can expect a big name. She has previously worked with Jane Campion, Jean-Marc Vallee, Andrea Arnold, and Susanne Bier.