The complexities of being a parent are front and center in the new trailer for the star-studded HBO limited series, Big Little Lies. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Adam Scott and Laura Dern, the 8-part series should be a big hit for the premium network. Based on the Liane Moriarty best seller, it focuses on three friends (Witherspoon, Kidman and Woodley) whose perfect existence in their seaside hamlet is disrupted by parental politics and a sudsy murder plot.
The first teaser was a bit mysterious (showing us idyllic waves and flashing police sirens), but this new Big Little Lies trailer indicates more of the tone of the adaptation. The book has a light, “beach book” vibe all the while interrupting the lives of the main characters with interviews with townspeople and law enforcement. It appears that the series will follow the structure of the novel.
We get a better look at the husbands, played by Alexander Skarsgaard and Adam Scott, and we can’t ignore Laura Dern in a big, floppy hat. Sure, she get sassy with Witherspoon, but that hat!
Jean-Marc Valleé (Dallas Buyers Club and Wild) directs the entire series.
Big Little Lies debuts on HBO on February 19, 2017.