It’s official! The ladies of Monterey are back!
Even though it was initially planned as a mini-series, HBO’s critically acclaimed Big Little Lies will return for a second season. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will both return to star and to executive produce the series. Returning as executive producer is David E. Kelley who also penned the scripts for the new season.The second season will consist of seven episodes.
Witherspoon said in a statement that she is “thrilled to be bringing back this talented team of artists. It gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate Monterey families and bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them. I’m beyond excited to be working with talented and acclaimed director Andrea Arnold who will be at the helm. Andrea’s unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team.”
“This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world, conceived once again by Liane Moriarty, realized by David Kelley and now in the hands of visionary filmmaker Andrea Arnold,” Kidman said in a statement. “What a journey this has been. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends.”
Big Little Lies won 8 Emmy Awards in 2017 including Outstanding Limited Series, and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Kidman.
Witherspoon celebrated the series’ return, announcing it with video from the series on Instagram.