The Kidmanaissance, the Niconquest, Kidmanifest Destiny: Whatever you want to call it, 2017 is truly proving to be the Year of Nicole Kidman. Not only is the Oscar-winning actress already a strong contender for an Emmy nomination for her performance on Big Little Lies, she also appears in a whopping four different projects heading to the Cannes Film Festival later this month. One of those titles is Top of the Lake: China Girl, in which she joins Elisabeth Moss (having a pretty great year herself) for Season 2 of Jane Campion’s acclaimed Australian crime drama.
This new season finds detective Robin Griffin (Moss) returning to the police force, this time partnering with Gwendoline Christie to investigate the body of an Asian girl washed up on the beach. Robin is also busy reconnecting with the teenage daughter she gave up years ago, who was adopted by—yep, you guessed it—a gray-haired Nicole Kidman. Kidman’s character evidently appreciates her daughter but is justifiably worried about the girl’s new boyfriend, whose idea of appropriate meet-the-parents talk is saying, “The destiny of man is to enslave women.” With that in mind, it probably won’t be surprising to learn that he figures into Robin’s investigation somehow.
Top of the Lake: China Girl premieres in September on Sundance TV.