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The Star-Studded First Trailer for 'Big Little Lies' Season Two Is Here

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz are all back — and Meryl Streep is joining them.
By Sarah Ward
April 20, 2019
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The Star-Studded First Trailer for 'Big Little Lies' Season Two Is Here

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz are all back — and Meryl Streep is joining them.
By Sarah Ward
April 20, 2019
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Reese Witherspoon. Nicole Kidman. Laura Dern. Shailene Woodley. Zoë Kravitz. Meryl Streep. Put any one of these 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.

Picking up where the first season left off when it returns on Monday, June 10, Australian time, Big Little Lies is back with another 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 in Monterey, California, 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 was originally planned a single-season run, but its enormous popularity (and swag of awards) have helped bring the drama back for another series.

While Witherspoon, Kidman, Dern, Woodley and Kravitz were all among the cast the initial time around, Streep is a Big Little Lies newcomer. She's playing 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 joining the fold 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 first trailer below:

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

Image: Jennifer Clasen/HBO.

Published on April 20, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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