The whole gang is back together. Recently, HBO announced Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz will return for season two of Big Little Lies.
As reported earlier, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Alexander Skarsgard will be returning for the hit drama’s new season. They’ll be joined by newcomer Meryl Streep, who is set to play Perry’s mother, Mary Louise Wright.
The subversive, darkly comedic drama BIG LITTLE LIES will explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.
Executive Producer/Star: Reese Witherspoon through Hello Sunshine
Executive Producer/Star: Nicole Kidman through Blossom Films
Executive Producer/Writer: David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions
Executive Producer: Bruna Papandrea
Executive Producer: Per Saari through Blossom Films
Director/Executive Producer: Andrea Arnold
Executive Producer: Jean-Marc Vallée
Executive Producer: Nathan Ross
Executive Producer: Gregg Fienberg
Producer: Liane Moriarty
David E. Kelley will write all seven scripts based on a story by Liane Moriarty, and executive produce; along with executive producers Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Witherspoon through Hello Sunshine, Bruna Papandrea, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg and Andrea Arnold, who will also direct all seven episodes.
Newly Added Cast:
Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapman: While processing Perry’s sudden death, Jane is trying to build a new life for herself and Ziggy.
Laura Dern as Renata Klein: The epitome of control, Renata is now faced with new challenges in her marriage.
Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson: Bonnie struggles with Perry’s death and is forced to face demons in her past.
Previously Announced Cast:
Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright: Reeling from her husband Perry’s death, Celeste is adrift, but determined to fight for her family and find the woman she once was.
Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie: 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.
Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright: Concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following her son Perry’s death, Mary Louise arrives in Monterey searching for answers.
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Bruna Papandrea and Per Saari optioned the film and television rights to Big Little Lies by best-selling author Liane Moriarty. The novel debuted #1 on the New York Times best seller list.
BIG LITTLE LIES, which debuted on HBO in February 2017, received 16 Emmy nominations and won 8 Emmys, including, among others, Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress (Nicole Kidman) in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgård) in a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Supporting Actress (Laura Dern) in a Limited Series or Movie, and Outstanding Directing (Jean-Marc Vallée) for Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. BIG LITTLE LIES also garnered 4 Golden Globes for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Nicole Kidman), Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Alexander Skarsgård), and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television (Laura Dern); as well as 4 Critics Choice Awards for Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series (Kidman), Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series (Skarsgård), Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series (Dern). Nicole Kidman also won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series SAG Award.”
What do you think? Have you seen Big Little Lies? Will you watch season two?