The long awaited follow-up to Big Little Lies is finally here. HBO revealed the official teaser of its Emmy Award-winning series, Big Little Lies, with the second season. The show will premiere on June 2.
The trailer shows how the Monterey Five- Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz, are adjusting to their new lives as possible suspects in the death of Perry Wright, played by Alexander Skarsgård, when his mother (none other than Meryl Streep) turns up to find answers behind the mystery of her son’s death. Nicole Kidman played Celeste, Perry’s wife.
Meryl Streep had reportedly been very eager to join the show and signed without even having a look at the script. The veteran actor shines in the teaser.
“My son is dead,” she asks Reese Witherspoon, and adds: “And I want to know what happened that night, very tempted to ask you, but I don’t think I would get the truth, would I?”
Season 1 had a deadly finale that saw Perry being pushed off the block by the character played by Kravtiz. The teaser shows how ghosts from past come to haunt the women responsible. Kravitz and Woodley seem to be most affected by the incident-accident that set them free but will now have to pay for their actions.
In 2017, the network had announced its second season and had said that it will focus on “malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting.”
After a wait of two years, Season 2 is finally here. Chickens have come home to roost and it will be a delight to see how the protagonists negotiate their private and public lives with Perry’s mother, Madeline Martha Mackenzie, now in the scene.
The show is still set in picturesque Monterey and apart from the lead actors, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, will also see the return of Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz.
Both Kidman and Witherspoon will executive produce the show with David E. Kelly and the series is this time directed by Andrea Arnold.
Jean-Marc Vallée, who helmed the first season will not direct the show that was nominated for 16 Emmy’s in 2017 and won 8 including the one for outstanding limited series.
Watch the trailer here
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