‘The Undoing’ Debut Watched By More People Than ‘Game of Thrones’!
The brand new series The Undoing is making waves on the internet and on television. It has now drawn a bigger audience than the pilot episode of Game of Thrones ever could on Sky Atlantic.
The Undoing is gathering a huge audience
The Undoing is an HBO production, starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman. The show follows a psychotherapist who begins to question life after death, the disappearance of her husband, and an affair. And the show is such a success that HBO confirmed that The Undoing amassed over 2.78 million viewers following its debut on October 25th. Moreover, the first three episodes also got more than 2.5 million viewers each.
The mini-series aired its 6th and last episode on November 29th and is on track to become one of the biggest ever launches in the US by a Sky Atlantic series. Sky Managing Director of Content Zai Bennet said:
The Undoing has kept us all guessing and is on track to be the biggest US series to ever launch on Sky Atlantic.
Moreover, The Undoing is also getting a lot of praises in the reviews. NME said:
Revelation after revelation will force you to question everything you think you know about them – even the apparently honest detectives working to uncover the truth. All in all, this is a must-watch piece of telly that boasts two of the year’s most compelling leads in Jonathan and Grace. Ideally suited to the limited series format, Korelitz’s book is sure to fly off the shelves with increased speed when fans make it to the end of this adaptation. They’ll just have to unstick themselves from the edge of the sofa first.
Hugh Grant reappears on TV for a big project in a long time
Furthermore, The Undoing is one of the first big projects Hugh Grant took on for a long time. He recently revealed the reasons for that in an interview with the LA Times, saying:
I developed a bad attitude from about 2005 onwards, shortly after Music and Lyrics. I just had enough. Then I went back in 2009 and made another film. At that point, it wasn’t me giving up Hollywood. Hollywood gave me up because I made such a massive turkey with that film with Sarah Jessica Parker [Did You Hear About the Morgans?].
Even though Grant took a substantial pay cut, he did get time for other things. That is, until The Undoing. Grant said:
Whether I wanted to or not after that, the days of being a very well-paid leading man were suddenly gone overnight. It was slightly embarrassing but it left life free for other things.
Apart from HBO, you can also watch The Undoing on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.