After the success of the first season, rumors spread that HBO’s adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s crime novel “Big Little Lies” would somehow return for a second season despite the show already covering the entirety of the book.
Moriarty originally said she had some ideas for a possible second season, taking a look into Zoë Kravitz’s character, Bonnie Carlson, but nothing was guaranteed. Now, sources confirmed to TVLine’s Michael Ausiello that the Emmy-award-winning series will likely be returning to HBO for a second season although HBO has yet to officially comment.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée has not yet confirmed whether he will return for season two, but after his Emmy’s win, he seemed open to the idea of it. “I’m just like the audience and like these girls and everyone else . . . It’d be great to reunite the team and to do it. Are we going to be able to do it, altogether? I wish. We’ll see,” Vallée told TVLine.
Vallée was originally against the idea of a second season of “Big Little Lies” saying, “‘Big Little Lies One’ is a one-time deal. ‘Big Little Lies Two’? Nah. The end is for the audience to talk about. Imagine what you want to imagine and that’s it. We won’t give you a Season Two because it’s so good like this. Why spoil it?”
Thanks to all those Emmy wins, including Laura Dern for “Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie” and Jean-Marc, “Vallée for Outstanding Directing for A Limited Series Or Movie” sources say production will most likely begin in Spring 2018. But the show will have to clear a few hurdles before it’s officially renewed.
“It’s just a lot of logistical things,” said author and executive producer, David E. Kelley, who will most likely be tasked with getting creative with a new plot for the second season. One of those hurdles includes “lasso[ing] the talent” like Nicole Kidman or Reese Witherspoon, who just recently had another show co-starring Jennifer Aniston, get picked up for two seasons on Apple TV.
Both Kidman and Witherspoon have expressed interest in returning to the fictional town of Monterey and keeping the show around.
“I’m optimistic because everyone wants to do it. We feel we still have storytelling to do. No decision has been made yet, but we’re hopeful,” Kelley said. “Where we left it, I felt like it did open the opportunity for a lot more storytelling.”