‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 June Episodes: Plot Details and Air Dates

Big Little Lies Season 2
Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley in ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 (Photo: Jennifer Clasen/HBO)

HBO’s released details on the first three episodes of Big Little Lies season two. In addition to brief plot descriptions, the network also confirmed episode titles and air dates.

The cast of season two is led by Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie, Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright, Shailene Woodley as Jane, Laura Dern as Renata Klein, Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson, and Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright. Adam Scott, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, Douglas Smith, Kathryn Newton, and Iain Armitage also star in season two.

Robin Weigert plays Dr. Amanda Reisman, Crystal Fox is Elizabeth Howard, Martin Donovan is Martin Howard, Denis O’Hare is Ira Farber, Poorna Jagannathan plays Katie Richmond, Sarah Sokolovic is Tori Bachman, and P.J. Byrne plays Principal Nippal.

The critically acclaimed award-winning hour long drama was created by David E. Kelley, based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel. Andrea Arnold directed all seven episodes and David E. Kelly wrote the scripts. Kidman, Witherspoon, Kelley, Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, Andrea Arnold, and author Liane Moriarty serve as executive producers.

Season two will consist of seven episodes and is set to premiere on June 9, 2019. New episodes air on Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.

The Season 2 Plot:

“On the surface, in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same. The mothers continue to dote, the husbands support, the children remain adorable and the houses are just as beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling, as the ‘Monterey Five’ – Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata and Bonnie – bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.”

Big Little Lies June 2019 Episodes:

  • Season 2, episode 1: “What Have They Done?”
    Debut date: SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
    Following first-day-of-school events, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) is worried by Bonnie’s (Zoë Kravitz) behavior and, later, is shocked when Abigail (Kathryn Newton) says she doesn’t want to go to college. Mary Louise (Meryl Streep), Celeste’s (Nicole Kidman) mother-in-law, offers her unvarnished assessment of Madeline’s character. Jane (Shailene Woodley) learns from her new coworker, Corey (Douglas Smith), that she’s known in town as one of the “Monterey Five.”
    Teleplay by David E. Kelley; story by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty; directed by Andrea Arnold.
  • Season 2, episode 2: “Tell-Tale Hearts”
    Debut date: SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
    Renata (Laura Dern) faces an uncertain future when Gordon (Jeffrey Nordling) lands in legal trouble. Corey (Douglas Smith) asks Jane (Shailene Woodley) out on a “practice” date. After a challenging therapy session with Dr. Reisman (Robin Weigert), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) opens up to Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) about her relationship with Perry. Bonnie’s (Zoë Kravitz) mom, Elizabeth (Crystal Fox), arrives. Ed (Adam Scott) confronts Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) about her secrets.
    Teleplay by David E. Kelley; story by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty; directed by Andrea Arnold.
  • Season 2, episode 3: “The End of the World”
    Debut date: SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
    Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) tries to get closer to Jane (Shailene Woodley). Rather than address her troubles at home, Renata (Laura Dern) focuses her wrath on Principal Nippal (P.J. Byrne). Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) is forced to confront her issues at a couples therapy session with Dr. Reisman (Robin Weigert). Celeste (Nicole Kidman) remains conflicted by her memories of Perry.
    Teleplay by David E. Kelley; story by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty; directed by Andrea Arnold.