Meryl Streep Joins Cast of Big Little Lies

The Oscar-winner is coming to Monterey as a grandmother looking for answers. (Spoilers ahead.)

On the heels of multiple wins at the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, more news is coming out of Monterey. Meryl Streep will join Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman for the second installment of the seaside drama. The three-time Oscar-winner will star as Mary Louise Wright, grieving mother of recently deceased Perry (Alexander Skarsg�rd), who comes to the secretive suburb in search of answers after her son?s death.

David E. Kelley, who wrote Season 1, will write all seven scripts based on a story from Big Little Lies novelist Liane Moriarty. He will also executive produce, along with Kidman, Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Jean-Marc Vall�e, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg and Andrea Arnold. Andrea Arnold (American Honey, Transparent, Oscar-winning short Wasp) is set to direct.

Catch up on Big Little Lies before it returns.