This is so exciting! According to TV Line, HBO is planning to begin production on Season 2 of Reese Witherspoon's hit show Big Little Lies in spring 2018. Just weeks ago, the show's creator David E. Kelly hinted a second season was in the works. "We’re kicking around ideas and trying to lasso the talent [and] get the band back together. It’s just a lot of logistical things. But I’m optimistic because everyone wants to do it. We feel we still have storytelling to do. No decision has been made yet, but we’re hopeful. Where we left it, I felt like it did open the opportunity for a lot more storytelling," he said. A rep for HBO has declined to comment at this time.
Shailene, Reese, and Nicole in Big Little Lies. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The Big Little Lies cast, which includes Reese, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, Adam Scott, and Alexander Skarsgård, has also spoken out in recent months about the possibility of more episodes. In May, Reese, 41, captioned an Instagram photo of herself with Nicole and Laura, "Spending #SundayFunday with these ladies... working on some new lies 🙈🙉🙊."
Though it seems the star-studded cast is eager to film a second season, the comedy-drama's director, Jean-Marc Vallee, has been less interested in continuing the project. "To do a season two, I’m not for it. Big Little Lies 2? Nah. We won’t give you a season two because it’s so good like this. Why spoil it?" he told The Hollywood Reporter in April. However, after BLL won big at the 2017 Emmys, Jean-Marc changed his tune. "It’d be great to reunite the team and to do it. Are we going to be able to do it, altogether? I wish. We’ll see," he reportedly said backstage at the awards show.
However, the plot has newly thickened, as TV Line is now reporting that Jean-Marc has been forced to step away from season two of Big Little Lies because of scheduling conflicts. Showrunners are now reportedly looking to attach a female director to the much-anticipated project. Stay tuned for more details about Season 2!
Check out the gallery to see cute photos of Reese and her lookalike daughter, Ava!