The Undoing on track to be the biggest US series to ever launch on Sky Atlantic - bigger than the launch of Game of Thrones

Monday 30 November 2020

The Undoing, starring Academy-Award® winner Nicole Kidman and BAFTA winner Hugh Grant, has kept the nation gripped this Autumn, with critics calling it ‘the perfect winter watch’ and ‘an exquisite murder mystery’. It’s been a popular as well as critical success with the series launching with an audience of almost 3 million viewers. The opening episode reached a cumulative 28-day audience of over 2.78 million viewers, making it bigger than the launch of Game of Thrones in 2011.

The first three episodes already have audiences of over 2.5 million viewers, growing each week as more and more people discover the show and catch up on the series so far. Once the series is complete, The Undoing is on track become the biggest US series to ever launch on Sky Atlantic. The Undoing has also overtaken other recent launches from Sky Atlantic’s ambitious US drama slate including Watchmen, True Detective and Big Little Lies.

The psychological drama which is written and produced by David E. Kelley, and directed by Susanne Bier, follows Grace Fraser as she is forced to question her entire life in the aftermath of a violent death, a missing husband, and a suspicious affair. The thriller launched to much critical acclaim, with multiple 5-star reviews and growing buzz - with The Times calling it is ‘this Autumns must-see thriller and the Daily Mail describing it as the “crime drama gripping Britain.” The week-by-week episode drop has kept fans in suspense through the six-episode run, with excitement reaching fever pitch ahead of the series finale this evening.

Managing Director of Content at Sky, Zai Bennett said “The Undoinghas kept us all guessing and is on trackto be the biggest US series to ever launch on Sky Atlantic. Tune in tonight for the big reveal, and if you haven’t watched it just yet, now is the time to binge the whole series.”

If you’ve not yet watched the show everyone is talking about, binge all six episodes now on Sky and NOW TV.

Critical acclaim for The Undoing:

  • “This autumn’s must-see thriller” The Times
  • “The perfect winter watch” Evening Standard
  • “The crime drama gripping Britain” Daily Mail
  • “Gripping”  The Daily Telegraph
  • “Maddeningly compelling” Den of Geek
  • “An exquisite murder mystery” NME
  • BBC *****
  • Financial Times *****
  • *****
  • Daily Mail Weekend *****
  • NME *****

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