After winning a slew of EMMYs and months of speculation, it’s officially official– “Big Little Lies” will be back for a second season on HBO.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reese Witherspoon and EMMY-winner Nicole Kidman will return. Most cast members are expected to return, but negotiations are underway.
Apparently, the second season has been pretty confirmed for a while, but HBO was looking for a high-level director to replace Jean-Marc Vallee. THR reports that Andrea Arnold will direct all seven episodes of the second season. Arnold won an Oscar for writing and directing her short film “Wasp.”
David E. Kelley has already written the entire second season.
In a release Witherspoon said, “I’m 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.”
Kidman added, “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. 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.”