After much speculation, ‘Big Little Lies’ has officially been renewed for season 2 by HBO.
While Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are re-returning as producers and stars of the dark comedy, and creator David E. Kelley is also coming back to write and produce the new season, the show’s director is changing.
Season one’s Jean-Marc Vallée is departing and Andrea Arnold is taking over.
Aside from the performances, ‘Big Little Lies’ was a beautiful series to watch — so we hope Andrea can keep that same beauty.
“It gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate Monterey families and bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them,” Reese said of the show’s return. “I’m beyond excited to be working with talented and acclaimed director Andrea Arnold who will be at the helm. Andrea’s unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team.”
Nicole Kidman added:
“This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world … What a journey this has been. I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends.”
Most of the cast is expected to return, with negotiations currently underway.