HBO confirmed yesterday that all three actresses have closed their deals to feature in the second Season of ‘Big Little Lies’ which is expected to air on our television screens early 2019.
Taking the hype surrounding the build-up of the Season 2 to a whole new level, HBO confirmed on Friday that Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley have all agreed to be a part of ‘Big Little Lies’ for the second season running.
Kravitz returns as Bonnie Carlson, with Woodley coming back as Jane Chapman, and Dern reprising the role of Renata Klein.
The trio would join other, previously announced cast members in Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, with Meryl Streep playing the role of Perry’s mother in the second season.
In the second season of ‘Big Little Lies’, Jane would be trying to build her life after recovering from the sudden death of Perry. Bonnie, who is also struggling with Perry’s death, would be forced to face her past demons, while Renata would be facing new challenges in her bid to save her marriage.
So brilliant were their performances in the first season that both Dern and Woodley were nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy award in the supporting actress role, though it was Dern who was able to win both.
It was in December last year that HBO announced for the first time that ‘Big Little Lies’ would be returning for the second season. Apart from starring in their respective roles, Witherspoon and Kidman will also serve as the executive producers.
While the Season 1 of the drama series revolved around the novel of Liane Moriarty which has the same name, it would be Author David E. Kelley, who was both the writer and Executive Producer in Season 1, on whose story the Season 2 would revolve around.
It was in early 2017 that ‘Big Little Lies’ premiered on HBO for the first time, and the show’s popularity hasn’t looked back ever since.
Such was the hype surrounding the show that at the 69th Emmy Awards which were held in September 2017, it grabbed eight Primetime awards, including acting awards for Dern, Alexander Skarsgård, and Kidman, as well as that of the best TV movie.