Update: The Producers Guild of America recast their ballots for their 2017 television honors with Big Little Lies in the Drama Series category. This comes on the heels of the revelation that season two would contain the same actors and characters as the first season, effectively making the new season a Season 2 and not a Fargo-like anthology series.
To Joey’s extreme chagrin and Sasha’s delight, HBO officially announced today that they would move forward with a second helping of its Emmy-winning Big Little Lies. Replacing Emmy-winning director Jean-Marc Vallee is acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights). Reese Witherspoon and Emmy-winner Nicole Kidman will return both in front of and behind the camera as executive producers. David E. Kelley will pen all seven scripts based on a new story by original novel author Liane Moriarty.
HBO describes the new installment as exploring the “malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting.” Continuing, the cable programmer drops the ominous hint that “relationships will fray, loyalties will erode [and] the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.”
HBO’s Big Little Lies dropped in February 2017 and received 8 Primetime Emmy Awards. It’s haul included limited series, actress for Kidman, supporting actor for Alexander Skarsgard, supporting actress for Laura Dern, directing for Vallee, costumes and music supervision.