Did you watch Big Little Lies? Well, if you did – you will no doubt be interested to know that season 2 gets underway tonight (10th June) on Sky Atlantic. It will be repeated and will also be available to stream on NOW TV.
Made initially as a stand-alone piece of television, based on the book of the same name, by Liane Moriarty, such was its success both in terms of awards at the Golden Globes, but also in terms of audience popularity a second season was made and rumours are that a third might be in the realm of possibilities.
So, what do we know so far:
If you’ve not read the book, or seen the first season, then a bit of recap – without giving too much away. The main characters Madeline played by Reese Witherspoon, Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley), appear on the outside to have perfect lives, but as the series progresses there is an unravelling of those perfections to the point of murder!
HBO describes the second season as an exploration of the ‘malignancy of lies’, it is a dark comedy, and the seven instalments will give audiences the opportunity to delve deeper into the characters’ lives, how durable are the friendships, how fragile is a marriage, how difficult is parenting, what happens when loyalties implode!
Perry’s character played by Skarsgård is the big question of the season one finale – is he dead or not? The actor has certainly been coy when questioned on the topic! The official photo release from HBO for the second season certainly suggests trouble, with five of the leading characters in an identity parade still wearing Audrey Hepburn costumes from the fateful night of the last episode…
It looks as if much of the first-season cast will return. Witherspoon, Kidman, and Woodley as mentioned above, alongside Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern. As well as Kathryn Newton who plays Madeline’s daughter Abigail and Adam Scott who plays Madeline’s husband – Ed Mackenzie. But season 2 also welcomes another big star – Meryl Streep, who will move to Monterey as Mary Louise Wright playing Celeste’s Mother-in-law!
For a catch-up or taster of season one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDw96Wsotkw
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