HBO has officially announced the premiere date for season one of Big Little Lies. The new limited drama will debut on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT. The seven episode first season is based on Liane Moriarty’s book and is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with David E. Kelley adapting the book and executive producing. Vallée, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Nathan Ross, and Gregg Fienberg also executive produce.
Big Little Lies is described as a darkly comedic drama about “three mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.” The limited series stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling.
The Plot of Liane Moriarty’s Novel: “Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.”