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The Full Trailer for the Star-Studded Second Season of 'Big Little Lies' Has Just Dropped

This time around, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz face off against Meryl Streep.
By Sarah Ward
May 11, 2019
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The Full Trailer for the Star-Studded Second Season of 'Big Little Lies' Has Just Dropped

This time around, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz face off against Meryl Streep.
By Sarah Ward
May 11, 2019
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Game of Thrones might be coming to an end, but HBO isn't done with secrets, scheming, lies, bickering, battles and betrayal just yet. After all things Westeros wraps up later this month, the network is returning to Monterey, California — with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz and Meryl Streep.

Put any one of those actors on screen and viewers will follow. Stick them all in the same TV program, and it's set to become one of the biggest shows of the year. Yes, Big Little Lies is back for a second season, and it's added three-time Oscar winner Streep to its latest dose of murky mysteries, tested friendships and life-altering events. And more lies, obviously.

If you missed the huge Emmy and Golden Globe-winning first series back in 2017, it follows a group of women whose children all go to the same school. Oh, and who all got caught up in a murder tale, naturally. Based on the book by Australian author Liane Moriarty, it originally aired as a one-season once-off, but its enormous popularity (and a hefty swag of awards) has helped bring the drama back for another series.

While an initial teaser dropped in April, HBO has just released the first proper look at the new season. Unsurprisingly, the drama has been ratcheted up a few levels, with the arrival of Streep's new character hardly helping matters. Witherspoon, Kidman, Dern, Woodley and Kravitz were all among the cast the initial time around, but Streep joins the fold as Mary Louise, the visiting mother-in-law to Kidman's Celeste. And, like everyone else, she doesn't quite expect she'll hear the truth when she starts asking questions about the previous season's developments.

Also hopping on board is director Andrea Arnold, of Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights and American Honey fame, who is helming all seven episodes in the season season. She takes over from C.R.A.Z.Y., Dallas Buyers Club and Wild filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée, who did the same for the first season.

Check out the new full trailer below:

Big Little Lies airs on Foxtel Showcase weekly from Monday, June 10.

Image: Jennifer Clasen/HBO.

Published on May 11, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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