'Big Little Lies' adds Meryl Streep for season two

Jan 25, 2018, 01:51
'Big Little Lies' adds Meryl Streep for season two

When HBO officially announced last month that it was moving forward with a second season of Big Little Lies, the cabler noted that "most" of the main characters are expected to accompany Nicole Kidman's Celeste and Reese Witherspoon's Madeline back to Monterey.

Bug Little Lies has been sweeping recent awards ceremonies, taking home Emmys, Globes and SAG Awards.

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The three-time Oscar victor (not to be confused with Nicole Kidman, one-time Oscar victor for The Hours, which costarred Streep) will take on the role of Mary Louise Wright, mother of Alexander Skarsgard's cathartically dead character Perry.

The casting news marks Streep's return to HBO following her Emmy-winning performance in the miniseries "Angels in America" in 2003. Despite her impressive number of nominations though, the actress has surprisingly only won three. She'll reportedly make approximately $800,000 per episode.

Most of the cast is expected to return for Season 2.

Kelley will return to write all seven episodes, and Andrea Arnold will replace Jean-Marc Vallée as director.

Based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling novel, it was initially broadcast as a mini-series, and was not meant to run beyond seven episodes shown at the start of 2017. The second season will be based partly on a new story also written by Moriartry, and David E. Kelly, head of script and executive producer of first season, also repeated in new installment.