December 8, 2017

Many saw it coming, and now it is official. HBO has renewed Big Little Lies for Season 2. After months of whispers and speculation, the cable network said today it is moving ahead with another installment of the popular drama with a seven-episode order.

Based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies premiered earlier this year with a lot of buzz behind hit. Along with the well-known and accomplished David E. Kelley as creator and writer, the series brought with it a big-name cast including the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, among others.

The story focused on the events following a suspicious homicide at an elementary school fundraiser in Monterey, California. Police interviews with the school's staff and other parents gives insight into the town's allegiances, rivalries, and secrets - with a focus on three mothers. As more of the story is revealed, it comes to light how each of the women had something to hide leading up to that one fateful night.

Given the fact that its first season is based on a standalone novel, the show was originally planned as a limited series. But it's not a surprise that HBO wanted more given its reception from both audiences and critics alike. At this year's Emmy's, the show took home an impressive eight awards when all was said and done.

At this time details are scant about what is in store for Season 2, though it appears most of the cast will likely be returning. Back as well will be Kelley, who will once again write the episodes based on a new story by Moriarty. A time frame for its return is also unknown, but it likely will not be until sometime in 2019.