Big Little Lies is no doubt one of this year’s most successful and most exciting new shows, which is why it’s no surprise it won big at last night’s Emmy awards. It’s also no surprise that audiences have been clamoring for a second season ever since the first ended.
Earlier this year the author of the original novel with the same title Liane Moriarty said that HBO had asked her to come up with some ideas for a second season. Now, almost six months later, conversation is picking up again in the aftermath of BLL’s enormous win.
“I’m thinking about it. It’s a beautiful possibility, that’s all I’ll say,” Moriarty said last night, backstage after the big show.
She isn’t the only one stating interest in a reunion. “You already know we’re liars, you shouldn’t trust anything we say,” joked Reese Witherspoon, who took home an Emmy as Executive Producer. “We’re thinking about it, we’re talking about it, we’re discussing it, but nothing definitive yet.”
Co-star Nicole Kidman, who won the award for Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series, agreed that “their storylines are so complex and interesting and it would be fantastic if we could continue”. Similar to Witherspoon and Moriarty, however, she refuses to confirm any of the rumors. “Right now, we’re just savoring this moment because this is amazing.”
Laura Dern, everyone’s favorite antagonist and the proud new owner of the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series award, said that while everyone would love to go one more round, it is ultimately up to Moriarty: “I think all the actors feel ecstatic because we love these characters, but that’s up to Liane if she would want to come up with another story.”
It seems that initially reluctant director Jean-Marc Valleé has joined in as well. Where he originally said that he’d like the audience to imagine what’s next, he now sees a future for Celeste, Madeleine and co.
“I’m just like the audience and like these girls and like everyone else, yes it would be great to reunite the team to do it,” he said. “Are we going to be able to do it? Let’s see what the future will be.”
Indeed, it is difficult to get this brilliant, and sought-after cast together for yet another season, but it would be so very worth it.
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