HBO Series ‘Big Little Lies’ To Return In June
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HBO Series ‘Big Little Lies’ To Return In June

The award-winning series 'Big Little Lies’ will be returning in June with its second season after two years

With its genre defined as a darkly comedic drama, the series is based on a bestseller with the same title, written by Australian author Liane Moriarty.

The story revolves around five women — Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Shailene Woodley — who live in Monterey, California, and despite their differences end up bonding with each other. 

The show received good reviews, an IMDB rating of 8.6, eight Emmys and four Golden Globes due to its realistic depiction of the ‘lies’ these women live, the various phases of their marital life and the confusing world of domestic abuse. 

Here’s what we know so far about the highly anticipated second season:

  • It will also have 7 episodes like the first season.
  • The first episode will continue the story from where the first series ended (abused housewife Celeste Wright’s husband Perry’s murder) but the new season will also have its own storyline and theme. 
  • All the major characters from the first season will be part of the second season. 
  • New characters have been added with names like Meryl Streep joining the cast! Other newbies we will see include actors Mo McRae and Crystal Fox.
  • A new director Andrea Arnold has taken over. An English filmmaker, Andrea is known for his critically acclaimed films American Honey and Fish Tank.
  • The second season has been written by the same writer, David E. Kelley, who was nominated for an Emmy for writing the first season of Big Little Lies.
  • Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman return as executive producers for the series. 

When Big Little Lies was first released, it was supposed to be a limited series but due to its unexpected popularity with the audiences, it was renewed for another season. The author Liane Moriarty came up with a novella to continue the story and this became the basis for the second season. 

As we wait impatiently for the premiere on 9th June, fans can follow Reese Witherspoon’s instagram account where she has been posting some behind-the-scenes photos with the cast as teasers:

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.

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