Big Little Lies renewed for Season 2 with Andrea Arnold as director
The HBO series Big Little Lies has been renewed for a second season. In addition, stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are set to return as both stars and executive producers, as you can see in the tweet below. The show has another change on the way. 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.
“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,” Witherspoon said in a statement. “I’m beyond excited to be working with talented and acclaimed director Andrea Arnold who will be at the helm. Andrea’s unique storytelling style will be a welcome addition to the filmmaking team.”
Kidman said, “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. 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.”
Most of the cast is expected to return for Season 2, according to a press release from the cabler. David E. Kelley will write the season based on a story by Liane Moriarty, who wrote the novel Big Little Lies. Vallée will continue on as executive producer.
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