Big Little Lies Season 2: HBO has announced the renewal of Big Little Lies, one of the biggest shows of 2017, for its second season. Will it be able to live up to the spectacular first seasons of the show. Let’s check out everything related to it like release date, cast, plot, trailer, latest news, and updates. We are very excited about the same.
Initially, it started as a limited series, but its end eventually left the viewers wanting more of it. Seven new episodes are on their way this year. The show is based on the novel which goes by the same name and written by Liane Moriarty. The series got numerous nominations and many trophies in different categories.
Will there be Big Little Lies season 2?
Yes, the streaming company h as confirmed that the hit drama will see another installment. Originally, it was supposed to be a one-time limited series. But, it turned out to be a huge success. Thus, its success opened the way for its second run. The show resumed its shooting in spring 2018 and which continued till August 2018.
Nicole Kidman, who portrays Celese Wright, stated that the show’s renewal has been possible only with the overwhelming response by the audiences. She continued that this journey has been a grateful opportunity and would like to continue exploring such female characters to make the series more entertaining.
Big Little Lies season 2 release date: When will it premiere?
So far, HBO hasn’t announced any specific release date. Thus, it looks like we are going to witness a considerable time gap between the two seasons. Casey Bloys, the programming president of HBO, told The Reporter Times that the filming began in the spring. So, it won’t release in 2018. We can expect it to be released in the first quarter of 2019.
The reason for the delay was the busy schedule of A-list stars. So, the team is facing difficulties in planning a common production schedule. Bloys said that it was close to a miracle that they were able to get season 2 together. Aligning everybody’s schedule for filming is a challenge, they are facing for now. Till July 2018, it looked like that it would never happen.
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Big Little Lies season 2 plot: What will happen?
The official synopsis reads the following:
“The Golden Globe and Emmy-winning series is a subversive, darkly comedic drama, which will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting.
“Woodley’s character Jane Chapman will be processing Perry’s sudden death in the storyline, while trying to build a new life for herself and her son, Ziggy.
“Dern, who received both an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance, will be reprising her role as Renata Klein, a woman who will be faced with new challenges in her marriage.
“Bonnie Carlson, Zoë Kravitz’s character, will confront her past while struggling to come to terms with Perry’s death.”
The upcoming installment will revolve around the lives of three mothers whose perfect lives get shattered/twisted due to a murder case. Reese Witherspoon, who portrays Madeline Martha Mackenzie, is excited by the idea of a new season. She is thrilled to have the series back.
She told TRT that it is a great opportunity for the cast and crew to dive deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate characters, to bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them. It will probably a Spring 2019 release.
The show is based on a book with the same name by Liane Moriarty. Moriarty has written the script for the second installment.
Big Little Lies season 2 cast
Alexander Skarsgard may or may not return. Meryl Streep will play Perry’s mother, who will arrive in Monterey with a lot of questions regarding his son’s death. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will return as the actors and executive producers of the series. Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley are expected to return.
Woodley signed for the second installment in February 2018. Earlier, her name was missing in the original announcement. Zoë Kravitz (Bonnie), Adam Scott (Ed), James Tupper (Nathan), Jeffrey Nordling (Gordon) and Iain Armitage (Ziggy) will also all be back. One potential surprising returnee could be Alexander Skarsgård.
Douglas Smith, Kathryn Newton, Robin Weigert, Merrin Dungey, Crystal Fox, Mo McRae, Martin Donovan, Poorna Jagannathan, PJ Byrne, Denis O’Hare have been cast in recurring roles.
How many episodes will be in Big Little Lies season 2?
There will be a total of seven episodes in the second run. HBO announced it through a press release. It included that the stars of the year’s biggest breakout series will be back to entertain one more time.
There will be a new director this time. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold will direct the new episodes. It will start from where the first one ended.
Big Little Lies season 2 trailer: Is there a promo?
HBO hasn’t released the trailer yet. But, we can expect a teaser, at least, later this year.
How to watch Big Little Lies online? Streaming
Season one is available to stream or buy on a number of sites, including HBO, Hulu, Amazon Video, and iTunes. The first season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1, 2017.
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