Big Little Lies Spin-Off A Possibility Says Liane Moriarty

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The series of Big Little Lies, adapted from the book of the same name by Australian author Liane Moriarty, has had two smashing seasons. While a third season is highly unlikely, viewers have been wondering about the possibility of a spin off.

Even Moriarty herself has said it’s not out of the realm of possibilities.

The initial first season drama, which starred one of the world’s most A-list cast, was so successful and won a swag of awards that Moriarty agreed to write new storylines that served as the source material for season 2.

At the premiere of the second season, the author revealed to Variety, “The only thing I had sometimes thought, even before any of this had happened, was maybe jumping ahead to when the children are in high school — years ahead. So, that’s a possibility, but not for years to come. I feel like I would need a break, too, before I did that.”

But don’t get overly carried away just yet because Moriarty says that before there is a TV spin-off, the idea would essentially be a novel first and foremost.

“That would be for me, for a book,” she said, “Which maybe wouldn’t even have the same characters. Maybe I’m in the same town. But I don’t know. It’s just thoughts.”
But fans of her work waiting to see more adaptations are in luck. Fellow Aussie, Nicole Kidman has gained the television rights to Moriarty’s other smash hit book, Nine Perfect Strangers, and it’s been given a straight-to-series order at Hulu. The series is scheduled to screen in 2020 with Kidman also starring. There is also the screen adaptation of What Alice Forgot in the pipeline as well, in which Jennifer Aniston is set to star, and the novel Truly Madly Guilty has also been announced it is to be adapted.For those who like to read the books first, best get yourself a comfy reading chair. You won’t be disappointed.

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