The hit series will be returning for a second season.
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.
Richard J. Blanco
01/03/18 at 11:34pm
Great show awesome character development story lines are on point. Great job HBO
01/01/18 at 00:47am
I know the story has been told, however, the character development in this standout series was so great! I want to see more for sure.
12/25/17 at 10:12am
I loved the series but there is absolutely no need for a second season. The story was told and finished.
At least I hope this second season will be a limited series too with its own ending.
12/13/17 at 07:33am
Only got renewed cause of the over rated cast because its absolutely crap acting is awful the kids are the best in it.
Just a payday for washed out old bags
12/12/17 at 11:09pm
This was one of the best series to come out in a long time! The book was better, but that is almost always the case. Really interested to see what will happen in the second season!
12/11/17 at 02:29pm
Soap opera.... with cussing on cable.
12/09/17 at 08:33am
This was the best show I watched this year! The acting, writing, directing, music and photography were all flawless from start to finish. I can only hope that the entire cast (well, except for one) return for season 2. I can't wait for it to continue!
12/09/17 at 04:02am
I have read the book first, after I knew it was a series and before I actually watched it. Series was very true to the book written by Liane Moriarty. I enjoyed reading and watching it. Happy to hear about 2nd season regardless. And the cast is like all star all the way
12/08/17 at 05:31pm
I really don't like it when a show is pitched as limited and suddenly gets renewed. I did really like the show. I just don't like the feeling of a bait and switch. That said, I'll be quite interested to see what they come up with for season 2. I also can't help but wonder why it is 7 episodes again.
It was public knowledge that HBO wanted 8 for season 1, but David E. Kelley didn't want to add filler to stretch the script. Most of all, I hope season 2 is another series with a beginning, middle, and end.
12/08/17 at 12:48pm
I loved it as a limited series and can't wait for Season 2. Great acting by all parties!