Only those who had read Liane Moriarity’s Big Little Lies knew what was in store when HBO worked up the cinematic adaptation that was BIG LITTLE LIES. The 2017 limited series, complete with a big-name cast and crew held the viewer’s attention and earned some heft acclaim. Enough so, as we have reported, to bring on a continuation of the story. Moriarity once again took to pen and crafted what would happen next for the ladies of Monterey, taking the series into a second season about to premiere. The official press release states –
BIG LITTLE LIES returns SUNDAY, JUNE 09 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The second season of this subversive, darkly comedic drama will explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom. The Monterey Five – Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman), Jane (Shailene Woodley), Renata (Laura Dern) and Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) – are joined by Celeste’s visiting mother-in-law, Mary Louise (Meryl Streep), and their husbands, Ed (Adam Scott), Nathan (James Tupper) and Gordon (Jeffrey Nordling), in this seven-episode season.
Added to that news is a teaser clip.
With all seven episodes directed and executive produced by Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank,Wuthering Heights,American Honey; Oscar winner for Wasp), BIG LITTLE LIES features teleplays by David E. Kelley (Goliath, Mr. Mercedes, 11-time Emmy winner for Picket Fences, LA Law, The Practice, Ally McBeal and Big Little Lies). Created by David E. Kelley; teleplays by David E. Kelley; story by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty; based on the novel by Liane Moriarty; directed by Andrea Arnold; executive producers, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, David E. Kelley, Andrea Arnold, Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross and Liane Moriarty.
Mark your calendar for the return of the Monterey Five!
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