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HBO Renews ‘Big Little Lies’ for Season Two

Seven New Episodes Ordered

HBO, not surprisingly, has announced a second season of Emmy winning dark drama “Big Little Lies” with an order for seven new episodes expected in 2019. Both Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will again star and serve as executive producers of the Emmy-winning series. The drama’s first-season writer, David E. Kelly, is returning to pen the scripts. Andrea Arnold, whose credits include “Transparent,” will direct.

“I’m excited to announce the return of “Big Little Lies,”
HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement. “David Kelley wrote beautiful scripts and Reese and Nicole were, once again, a force to be reckoned with, reuniting the cast and recruiting the talented Andrea Arnold to direct. We look forward to working with this amazing group of artists.”

Season one of “Big Little Lies” starred Kidman and Witherspoon as rich Monterey moms Celeste and Madeline, whose lives take a sudden turn when someone turns up dead. It took home eight Emmys, including Limited Series and Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie for Kidman.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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