Nicole Kidman will be returning to HBO.
Oscar Emmy winner to star and executive produce based on Leïla Slimani’s novel
The Perfect Nanny adaptation of the thriller. PEN15 Co-Creator Maya Erskine will also star, write and executive produce. HBO has partnered with Legendary Entertainment to outbid several other media outlets to develop The Perfect Nanny as a limited series.
Slimani’s novel, originally published in France as
Chanson Douce (Lullaby), is a thriller about the increasingly codependent relationship between a couple and their hired nanny. Yu won the famous French Goncourt Prize for Literature, and his translation became an international bestseller.
The log line for the HBO project reads: “A seemingly perfect nanny goes to work for a couple with two children, but her helpful personality eventually sours into something sinister.”
The Perfect Nanny will be Kidman’s successor to followed by a third HBO series, Big Little Lies (for which she won an Emmy as an actress and executive producer) and
The Undoing . She also starred in and produced Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers and Taylor Sheridan’s Lioness on Paramount+ and Expats on Amazon Prime Video. Meanwhile, Erskine is currently filming Mrs. and Mrs. Smith for Prime Video, where she stars opposite Donald Glover. , Pascal Caucheteux of Why Not Productions and Philippe Godeau of Pan-Européenne.
Kidman is represented by CAA, Media Talent Group, Jackoway Tyerman and Lede Company. Erskine was represented by Gersh, Mosaic and attorney Melissa Fox, and Slimani was represented by Frédérique Massart (Gallimard).