1:00pm PT by Rick Porter
Nicole Kidman, Amazon Reteam for Drama Series
Nicole Kidman has landed another project at Amazon.
The prolific actress and producer, who has a first-look deal at the streamer, will star in and executive produce a drama series called Things I Know to Be True for Amazon's Prime Video platform. The show is her third at Amazon, following The Expatriates (which has a series green light) and Pretty Things (in development).
Based on a play by Andrew Bovell, I Know These Things to Be True centers on a married couple, Bob and Fran Price, who watch as their adult children make unexpected decisions that change the course of their lives. The series will explore the resilience of an enduring marriage and how familial love can evolve.
"I'll never forget the experience I had watching Andrew’s play in Sydney, having one of those transcendent theater experiences," said Kidman. "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 comes from Amazon Studios, NBCUniversal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures and Blossom Films, in association with Jan Chapman Films. Bovell is adapting his play and will executive produce with Kidman and Per Saari of Blossom Films; Amanda Higgs and Alastair McKinnon of Matchbox Pictures; and Jan Chapman.
"Thing I Know To Be True is a wonderfully complex and intense emotional journey exploring what pulls a family apart and tests the very bonds of love that unite them," said Amazon Studios head Salke. "We are grateful to Andrew and to our partners for landing this on Prime Video, and are always so pleased to build on our slate with Nicole and Per and everyone at Blossom."
Added Bovell, "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. 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."
Kidman currently stars in and exec produces HBO's limited series The Undoing, her second show at the premium cabler with David E. Kelley after Big Little Lies. In addition to her Amazon projects, she's also toplining and producing Nine Perfect Strangers at Hulu and is part of the cast for Ryan Murphy's musical The Prom.