HBO’s set a June 9, 2019 premiere date for season two of the critically acclaimed dramatic series, Big Little Lies, and the network’s unveiled an official teaser trailer. The second season of the award-winning drama will consist of seven one-hour episodes airing on Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.
Returning season one cast members include 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, Adam Scott as Ed Mackenzie, James Tupper as Nathan Carlson, Iain Armitage as Ziggy, Robin Weigert as Dr. Amanda Reisman, and Jeffrey Nordling as Gordon Klein. Newcomers include Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright, Douglas Smith as Corey Brockfield, Crystal Fox as Elizabeth Howard, and Mo McRae as Michael Perkins.
Season two was directed by Andrea Arnold (Red Road, American Honey). Arnold also serves as an executive producer along with Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, David E Kelly, Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, and Nathan Ross. In addition, Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty is involved as an executive producer. David E. Kelley wrote the season two teleplays.
The first season earned 16 Emmy nominations, winning in eight categories. It also picked up four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Critics’ Choice Awards, and a Directors Guild Award.
The Season 2 Plot, Courtesy of HBO:
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.
The new season explores the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…and the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.