Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant’s drama has broken records (Photo: HBO)
The Undoing is off to a great start in the UK – and it’s already beaten Game of Thrones.
The launch of the HBO limited series thriller – which stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant – has reached a massive 28-day audience on Sky Atlantic, and the show is on track to become the biggest US series to ever launch on the channel.
As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the opening episode has reached a cumulative audience of more than 2.78 million viewers on the channel.
This figure surpasses that of Game of Thrones back in 2011, which broke a ratings record of its own with 750,000 for the first broadcast nine years ago.
The first three episodes of The Undoing have already pulled in more than 2.5 million viewers, and it’s already beaten the likes of Watchmen, True Detective and Big Little Lies.
Game of Thrones was released to huge fanfare in 2011 (Photo: HBO)
David E. Kelley’s psychological drama – which has been directed by Susanne Bier – sees Nicole play Grace, a high-flying therapist married to an oncologist (Grant), whose life begins to fall apart after a shocking murder.
The series is based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Nicole previously posted pictures of herself with Noah Jupe, who plays her son Henry, as well as a selection of stills from the drama.
‘I’m so grateful to all of these actors for their talent, commitment and their sense of fun! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for letting me act alongside you,’ she wrote at the time.
Nicole has been keeping fans updated about the filming process over recent weeks.
The actress revealed how one key moment was especially challenging to shoot, as the cast had just minutes to capture the scene.
She also recently said she was shocked that the show managed to convince Hugh Grant to star given his reputation for being ‘work-averse’.
The Undoing airs weekly on Mondays at 9pm on Sky Atlantic & NOW TV.
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