HBO has announced that Big Little Lies will return for a seven-part second season, written by David E. Kelley based on a story devised by Liane Moriarty which continues on from her original book.
The first season was met with huge critical acclaim and rewarded with eight Emmys earlier this year, including Outstanding Director for Jean-Marc Vallée, who will be succeeded by Andrea Arnold for season two, but will remain with the series as an executive producer.
The second season will be about “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.”
Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are confirmed to reprise their roles both onscreen and as executive producers, and most of the cast are expected to return, including Emmy award winner Alexander Skarsgård, with contract negotiations already underway.
President of HBO Programming, Casey Bloys, said “I’m excited to announce the return of Big Little Lies. David Kelley wrote beautiful scripts and Reese and Nicole were, once again, a force to be reckoned with, reuniting the cast and recruiting the talented Andrea Arnold to direct. We look forward to working with this amazing group of artists.”