Winner of 4 Golden Globes

Invitation to the Set

Join Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and the rest of the cast on set in this behind-the-scenes look at filming Big Little Lies.

Big Little Lies
Your Guide to Season 1

Check out these articles and interviews connected to each episode for a deeper look at the show. (Spoilers ahead.)

A Few Little Truths About Big Little Lies

The stars and writer of the limited series shared some of their feelings on the project at the 2017 winter Television Critics Association panel.

Big Little Lies
Actor & Executive Producer

Witherspoon was passionate about telling stories about women who aren’t “good or bad,” but real.

Actor & Executive Producer

A piece with “five roles … we’d all jump at a chance to play” was a rare discovery for Kidman.


Playing a mother “felt like new and beautifully interesting territory” to Kravitz.

“I feel very proud to be part of reflecting fierce women and mothers, finding their voice.”

— Laura Dern

at the 2017 Emmys

It’s No Secret — Big Little Lies One of Year’s Best

Critics raved about the series that made its way onto several Best Of lists for 2017. Check out some of the highlights.

“That Big Little Lies, which seeded its points slowly through a seven-episode run, deceived some of its audience into expecting a soap opera about beautiful people’s beautiful problems seems rather like the point.”

“Gorgeous, sensual, and seductive, beautifully directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with perfect, slow-build pacing, this beachside murder mystery was the year’s best surprise.”

“Offered sweeping escapism with its Monterey sunsets and architecture-porn interiors, but it also had an absorbing murder-mystery, and bravura performances from its fleet of stars.”

”The most remarkable thing about Big Little Lies is how perfectly suited it was to 2017, a year that began with a women’s march and is ending with a chorus of female voices speaking out against abusive men.”

Series premiere. A suspicious death at a coastal elementary school draws attention to the frictions among three mothers and their families.
Jane deflects questions from Ziggy; Madeline is outraged over a slight from Renata; Celeste suggests she and Perry see a counselor.
Madeline irks Renata; Celeste succumbs to Perry's charms; Jane opens up to Madeline about her past.
Nathan invites Madeline and Ed to a dinner to discuss Abigail; Celeste backs Madeline's play, despite Perry's concerns; Jane unlocks a key to her past.
Madeline gets encouraging news about the play; Jane is told of the school's decision about Ziggy; Celeste is put on the spot by her therapist.
Madeline worries about Jane's behavior; Jane confronts Renata about a school petition; Bonnie tells Nathan about Abigail's secret project.
Finale. Celeste takes steps towards independence; Madeline deals with fallout from her past; Jane learns the identity of the school bully.