Everything We Know About ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2

Big Little Lies, the stunning HBO mystery drama about three women who become involved in a murder investigation, was the surprise smash hit of 2017 - and after a long wait, we've finally got some deliciously juicy details about the upcoming second season.

The award-winning show with an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz and set in Monterey, California, is returning for another seven episodes.

Here's everything we know about Big Little Lies Season 2.

When is it airing?

Although we don't have an exact air date, we know it's coming to HBO at some point in June 2019 - and it'll hopefully be airing in the UK soon after.

Nicole Kidman revealed the US release date on New Year's Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, saying: "June, I think. We're looking at June. We're still in the midst of editing it, but, um, thanks for asking' 'cause we're glad that people are excited about it."

'Big Little Lies' is returning in 2019. Credit: HBO
'Big Little Lies' is returning in 2019. Credit: HBO

How can I watch it?

Big Little Lies airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic. Season one is available to view online on Amazon Prime and the Google Play store.

Who is starring in it?

Most of the original cast is expected to return - and the leading actresses are set to receive a substantial pay bump, according to Glamour.

Reese Witherspoon shared this incredible teaser image of the leading ladies in a police line-up:

Alexander Skarsgård, who plays Perry Wright, was murdered at the end of season one, but TV Line confirms he'll be making a return - probably in the form of flashbacks.

The biggest addition to the cast is Oscar-winner Meryl Streep, who will be appearing as Mary Louise Wright, the mother of deceased Perry, who comes to Monterrey out of concern for her grandchildren.

And how could we forget the iconic on-set images of Reese hurling an ice cream right at Meryl Streep that went viral last year?!

What will it be about?

HBO released this synopsis for Big Little Lies Season 2:

"The darkly comedic drama will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Multiple characters will be dealing with Perry's death, and the prospect of moving past a life-altering event. In short: Things could get messy."

The cast of 'Big Little Lies' won fistfuls of awards for the first season of the HBO show. Credit: PA Images
The cast of 'Big Little Lies' won fistfuls of awards for the first season of the HBO show. Credit: PA Images

What has the cast said about the upcoming season?

"I'm thrilled to be bringing back this talented team of artists," Witherspoon said in a statement. "It gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into the lives of these intriguing and intricate Monterey families and bring more of their stories back to the audience who embraced and championed them."

"This is inspired by the overwhelming response by audiences around the world, conceived once again by Liane Moriarty, realized by David Kelley and now in the hands of visionary filmmaker Andrea Arnold," added Kidman. "What a journey this has been. I'm so grateful to have this opportunity to keep exploring these female characters and make this series with my friends."

Featured Image Credit: HBO

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