‘The Undoing’ Broke GOT’s Record For Being The Most Viewed Debut
Game of Thrones has evolved to become one of the greatest visual pieces of television the world has ever witnessed. The show won hearts, and broke records. The HBO production seemed like it could never be dethroned, but the arrival of a brand-new series managed to break a GOT record recently. Coincidentally, it was another HBO production — The Undoing.
According to Sky Atlantic, the show’s debut managed to garner a bigger audience than Game Of Thrones when it premiered in 2011. Another bragging point is that show’s first three episodes of the miniseries attracted more than 2.5 million viewers.
“The Undoing has kept us all guessing and is on track to be the biggest US series to ever launch on Sky Atlantic,” said Managing Director of Content at Sky, Zai Bennett.
The Undoing — which stars actors Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant — follows a psychotherapist who begins to question her life after an affair, the disappearance of her husband, and a death.
Hugh Grant, who has been missing from action for a while, recently opened-up to Los Angeles Times about why he quit acting for seven years. The actor said, “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?].”
Grant added, “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.”