The Original Big Little Lies Women Will All Be Back

Season 1 actors Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz will all be back for the second installment of Big Little Lies.

The Golden Globe and Emmy-winning series is a subversive, darkly comedic drama, which will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting.

Woodley’s character Jane Chapman will be processing Perry’s sudden death in the storyline, while trying to build a new life for herself and her son, Ziggy.

Dern, who received both an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance, will be reprising her role as Renata Klein, a woman who will be faced with new challenges in her marriage.

Bonnie Carlson, Zoë Kravitz’s character, will confront her past while struggling to come to terms with Perry’s death.

The news follows the previous announcements that the series would be returning to HBO with stars and executive producers Reese Witherspoon (who plays Madeline MacKenzie) and Nicole Kidman (who plays Celeste Wright), and that Meryl Streep would be joining the cast as Mary Louise Wright, Celeste’s mother-in-law.

David E. Kelley will write all seven scripts based on a story by best-selling author Liane Moriarty, and executive produce; along with executive producers Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Witherspoon through Hello Sunshine, Bruna Papandrea, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg and Andrea Arnold, who will also direct all seven episodes.

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