The lies are getting bigger, but are they getting better? It was no surprise that after the massive success of the first season of Big Little Lies, HBO announced last December that it would indeed produce a second season.
With a story written by Big Little Lies novel author Liane Moriarty, and adapted by David E. Kelley, the sophomore season will span seven episodes. Directed by Andrea Arnold (American Honey) season two will deal with the fall-out of Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgard) death.
While it was a sure thing that most of the cast would return for season two, HBO now has officially confirmed that apart from Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz would be reprising their roles as well. And the women of Monterey will be plenty busy.
As TVLine reports, HBO has graced us with a few spoilers for what audiences can expect from the next seven episodes of Big Little Lies. Ready for it?
“Kidman’s Celeste: Reeling from her husband Perry’s death, Celeste is adrift, but determined to fight for her family and find the woman she once was.
Witherspoon’s Madeline: Finding that good intentions don’t always yield good consequences, Madeline confronts the truth of Perry’s death, while coming to terms with her own marriage and traditional notions of family.
Woodley’s Jane: While processing Perry’s sudden death, Jane is trying to build a new life for herself and Ziggy.
Dern’s Renata: The epitome of control, Renata is now faced with new challenges in her marriage.
Kravitz’s Bonnie: Bonnie struggles with Perry’s death and is forced to face demons in her past.”
In addition to that it has previously been reported that Meryl Streep would be joining the cast as Perry’s mother, who is headed to Monterey “searching for answers”. All in all, Big Little Lies season two is shaping up to be as explosive, as tantalizing, and captivating as its first one – if not more. And the award for Best Limited Series goes to…
Big Little Lies returns with season two in 2019.
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