The Oscar winner — who just wrapped production on the HBO limited series Big Little Lies opposite Reese Witherspoon — will star in the SundanceTV thriller’s upcoming second season in an unspecified role, Deadline reports. Titled Top Of The Lake: China Girl, the story — which picks up four years after the events of Season 1 — finds Elisabeth Moss’ Detective Robin Griffin investigating the case of an unidentified body which washes up on Sydney’s Bondi Beach.
The gig reunites Kidman with her Portrait Of A Lady director Jane Campion, who co-created Top of the Lake with Gerald Lee. It also affords the native Australian the opportunity to spend a few months living and working in her home country.
“I am very excited to be coming home to work with darling friend Jane Campion, whose work I respect and admire,” Kidman told The Daily Telegraph. “I’m also so happy to be joining the incredible Elisabeth Moss.”
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The Top of the Lake Season 2 cast also includes Game Of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie.