Now, the show is entering its second season. It was originally meant to be a standalone miniseries – series one director Jean-Marc Vallée (Sharp Objects) went as far as to say that continuing the series would ‘break that beautiful thing and spoil it’.
But the reception for Big Little Lies was so overwhelming that its continuance was inevitable, now with Andrea Arnold (American Honey, Transparent) as the director. Here’s everything we know about season 2.
Nicole Kidman is returning, and Meryl Streep is coming in
What's the plot of Big Little Lies season 2?
We left Jane, Madeline, Celeste, Bonnie, and Renata with the sun on their faces, basking in the glory of their victory… their victory being the death of Celeste’s husband, Perry. He was an abusive husband, and revealed in the last episode to be Jane’s rapist from six years before. He’s definitely a character who deserved to be pushed down a flight of stairs, but the law might not see it that way.
The last shot of season one has the characters within the zoom lens of a suspicious camera – they’re not off the hook just yet.
The Monterey Five aren't off the hook just yet
In season 2, this reasonable doubt starts to creep up on them. A new character arrives in Monterey: Perry’s mother. She’s not at all convinced about Perry’s death, believing it’s shrouded in secrecy. She starts poking her nose in and the Monterey Five (as they’re now known around town) have to maintain the lie.
This isn’t a big little lie anymore – this is now a big, massive, prison-sentence level of lying. Will they get away with it?
Is the relationship still frosty between Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz)?
Who's in the cast for Big Little Lies season 2?
The same talented and fabulous cast are returning for season 2, and they're some the best actors working in Hollywood: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoë Kravitz. Think this cast list can’t be improved? Well, you’d be wrong. So wrong.
That's right: Meryl Streep is joining the cast as Perry’s mother, Mary Louise. From the trailer and the press images, this looks like Streep at her sternest.
Meryl Streep stars as Perry's mother, who's suspicious about her son's death
What's the Big Little Lies season 2 release date?
The U.S. release date has been revealed as 9th June on HBO. Sky Atlantic's UK airdate will probably be very soon afterwards – maybe even at the same time (2am) like Game of Thrones.
Does Big Little Lies have a similar level of anticipation to earn an immediate UK release? It’s very possible.
Watch the official trailer below.
|What||Big Little Lies season 2: trailer, plot, cast, photos, release date|
|Where||Sky Atlantic | MAP|
On 09 Jun 19, 12:00 AM
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