The second season of Big Little Lies is set to premiere this June, with Meryl Goddamn Steep joining the cast, but you’d better enjoy it while you can, as the talent behind the show have said that it will likely be wrapping up after that.
Creator David E. Kelly and star Nicole Kidman addressed a Television Critics Association panel on Friday night, and when they were asked about what they future might hold, they both seemed to suggest that BLL is done.
Kelly said that there’s no plan for a third season, adding “it’s one and two, and we like our closure with season two, but that will probably be it.” Kidman jumped in at this point to offer some a little bit of further clarification, saying:
“There’s no plan for it to end, specifically … This was a long shoot for us, and it was an enormous amount of work, and we’re just amazed that we can be here. Not to compare it to the first one because artistically it’s a wonderful thing to take something and go and the success of the first one was so massive, so we go, ‘OK, let’s jump off the cliff.’ But at the same time, it is its own entity and hopefully it will be taken that way. It was definitely made with an enormous amount of love.”
Big Little Lies airs on HBO in the US, and can be seen locally on Foxtel. Returning cast members include Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, Adam Scott and Nicole Kidman.
Meryl Streep is set to play the mother of Perry, the Alexander Skarsgård character from the first season, who comes to town looking for answers about his death. It is unknown whether Skarsgård will appear in flashbacks or some other capacity, but he said of season two’s script:
“I think people will enjoy it. It’s very, very smart. It’s very good. They found a way to stay with these characters, but in a way that feels very interesting and very surprising – hopefully – to people.”