Thanks to Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon’s unflinching resolve, Big Little Lies graced the HBO airwaves last February and became an instant success. Not only did the seven-episode miniseries earn Witherspoon, Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, and director Jean-Marc Vallée an Emmy award, but it also paved the way for a highly anticipated second season.
As Vanity Fair reports, HBO is looking at spring 2018 to start production on the Season 2. Since Season 1 covered all of Liane Moriarty’s crime novel that the miniseries was based on, executive producer David Kelley will have to get “very creative” in order to keep Big Little Lies moving forward.
They’ve yet to confirm whether Vallée will return as director, as he openly opposed continuing the show after Season 1 wrapped. “Big Little Lies 1 is a one-time deal. Big Little Lies 2? 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 2 because it’s so good like this. Why spoil it?” Hot off his Emmy win, however, he seemed a bit more open to the idea. “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 all together? I wish. We’ll see,” he told TVLine.
As for Season 2’s content, we’re curious to see what Witherspoon and Kidman will choose to tackle considering Season 1’s all-too-accurate depiction of domestic violence and sexual assault. As VF points out, the current atmosphere in the entertainment industry should give the actresses plenty to reflect on and engage with come spring 2018.
Are you a Big Little Lies fan? Share your hopes for Season 2 in the comments, and read up on Witherspoon and Kidman’s reason for creating the show next.