Meryl Streep starts filming today on Big Little Lies set
Nicole Kidman took to her social media today to reveal Meryl Streep’s first day on the set of Season 2 of Big Little Lies. You can check out the social media post below.
Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are returning as both stars and executive producers of the show. The leading ladies are being joined by three-time Oscar-winner and 21-time nominee Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, The Post), who was announced in January as being cast in the role of Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgård’s Perry Wright. Mary arrives in Monterey concerned for the well-being of her grandchildren following the events of the first season.
Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz will also be reprising their roles on the series.
Writer and showrunner David E. Kelley will write all seven episodes (just like the first season) which are partially based on the book by Liane Moriarty. He will executive produce alongside Kidman and her Blossom Films topper Per Saari, with Witherspoon executive producing through Hello Sunshines Banner. Bruna Papandrea, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, and Gregg Fienberg will also executive produce.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club), who shot all the episodes in Season 1, will not direct this coming season. Andrea Arnold (Transparent, American Honey) will take the helm for Season 2, as well as serving as an executive producer.
The first season of Big Little Lies took home eight Primetime Emmy’s, including statues for Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Jean-Marc Vallée, and Outstanding Limited Series. The series also won four Golden Globes, including Best Television Limited Series.