The season one of Big Little Lies left us on a cliff with Perry’s truth and a death – which the season two premiere confirmed was his. The second season premieres with Mary Louise Wright, Perry’s mother played by Steep, coming to town. Curious about the events surrounding her son’s death, Mary is uncertain about the truth and apprehensive of Celeste and her friends – in particular Madeline.
The show stars Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie, Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright and Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapman. It tells the story of three emotionally troubled women in Monterey, California, who become embroiled in a murder investigation. The supporting cast included Alexander Skarsgård as Perry Wright, Laura Dern as Renata Klein, Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson, Adam Scott as Ed Mackenzie, James Tupper as Nathan Carlson, and Jeffrey Nordling as Gorden Klein. Meryl Streep joined the main cast for the second season.
The show is written by David E. Kelley and first season was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have coproduced the series.
Months after the incident, Jane attempts to go back to a ‘normal’ life. In the process, however, she learns that the people in the town are talking about the “Montery Five” – confirming the women’s suspicion that the worst may not be behind them yet. Celeste adjusts to a life without Perry, coming to terms with Mary’s presence and distrust. Bonnie is shown struggling to deal with the trauma as Madeline worries about her state of mind.
Abygail return to the Madelines and a conversation between them threatens Madeline’s marriage. The show follows the children, so intricately sewed in to the story’s narrative. When the secret about Perry and Jane comes out in the open, Mary fights to accept the truth while Celeste and Jane introduce the kids to each other as brothers.
The American drama series based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, was created and written by David E. Kelley. The show was originally meant to be billed as a miniseries but HBO renewed the show for a second season amid huge success. The seven episodes are written by Kelley and directed by Andrea Arnold.