An all-star cast assembles for HBO’s limited series Big Little Lies, premiering February 2017
HBO announced today that Sunday, February 19, 2017 will see the premiere of the upcoming limited series Big Little Lies. Look for the premiere episode (of seven, total) to debut at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book of the same name, Big Little Lies offers a subversive, darkly comedic drama about three mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. The book, published in 2014, is officially described as follows:
It was always going to end in tears, but how did it end in murder?
Single mum Jane has just moved to town. She’s got her little boy in tow – plus the secret she’s been carrying for five years.
On the first day of the school run she meets Madeline – a force to be reckoned with, who remembers everything and forgives no one – and Celeste, the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare, but is inexplicably ill at ease. They both take Jane under their wing – while careful to keep their own secrets under wraps.
But a minor incident involving the children of all three women rapidly escalates: playground whispers become spiteful rumours until no one can tell the truth from the lies.
Which is when the secrets come out – and now someone is going to pay with their life…
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Wild, Dallas Buyers Club) from scripts by David E. Kelley (The Practice, Boston Legal), the Big Little Lies adaptation stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling.
Big Little Lies is executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, David E. Kelly, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg. Barbara Hall and Liane Moriarty produce.
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