According to Deadline, Oscar winner Nicole Kidman and PEN15 star Maya Erskine have officially signed on for the leading roles in HBO’s upcoming limited drama titled The Perfect Nanny, based on French author Leïla Slimani’s novel of the same name. This marks Kidman’s latest collaboration with HBO after working together on the acclaimed dramas Big Little Lies and The Undoing.
The Perfect Nanny is written and created by Erskine, who is also executive producing alongside Kidman. Slimani’s novel was actually inspired by the gruesome murders of the Krim Family’s two children in 2012, who were stabbed to death by their part-time caretaker.
“In the miniseries, a seemingly perfect nanny goes to work for a couple with two young children, but her helpful personality eventually deteriorates into something sinister,” reads the synopsis.
The project will be executive produced by Per Saari for Blossom films, Pascal Caucheteux for Why Not Productions, and Philippe Godeau for Pan-Européenne. It is a production by Legendary Entertainment and HBO.
Besides The Perfect Nanny, Kidman will also next be seen in Lulu Wang’s Prime Video series Expats and Paramount+’s Lioness series. Meanwhile, Erskine is currently in production for Amazon’s upcoming series adaptation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which will also be led by Donald Glover.