Get excited, Big Little Lies fans: Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern (aka Madeline and Renata) just posted an official behind-the-scenes shot of Big Little Lies Season 2 on their respective Instagram accounts. While we confirmed that a second season of BLL would be gracing the HBO airwaves this past December, this photo marks the first real, concrete evidence of a return to Monterey. The photo depicts Witherspoon and Dern relaxing at a sun-soaked table at the Seaside Coffee Shop, where Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley's character Jane exchanged countless secrets. See the shot below:
Additionally, Zoe Kravitz (Bonnie) and Shailene Woodley posted selfie-style shots of themselves back in character for filming. These Instagram photos all fall in line with Witherspoon's admission on Late Night with Seth Meyers that production on the second season would begin on Friday, March 16. She also shared her reaction to the news that the iconic Meryl Streep would be joining the already star-studded BLL cast.
"Well, she sent an email to Nicole and I, and it said, ‘OK, I read the part and I love it and I'm going to do it,'" she gushed. "And I like dropped the phone, like mic drop, but I phone dropped. And then I called Nicole and I was like, ‘Is this real life? Is this really happening?' And then I got off the phone with Nicole and I, like, hugged myself gently for a minute and said, ‘This is really happening. You're really working with Meryl Streep.'"
While there's no official word on when Season 2 will premiere, 2019 is likely.
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