After months of rumors, it seems like a second season of Big Little Lies might really be happening. Sources confirmed to TV Line that production on the follow-up to the binge-worthy hit will start Spring 2018.
Nothing's official yet regarding HBO's critical darling, but all signs are pointing in the right direction for viewers in favor of a part two to the story.
“We’re kicking around ideas and trying to lasso the talent [and] get the band back together,” David E. Kelley shared with the publication just a few weeks ago. “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.”
While the network is obviously keen to continue the success of a program that was both a fan favorite and an Emmy award-winner, there's a vocal group that believes season one of the show, which stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Laura Dern (and is based on Liane Moriarty's 2014 book of the same name) told the story of these troubled California women perfectly—continuing the series would only sully what made it so great in the first place.
But at the Television Critics Association press tour in July, HBO's programming president Casey Bloys reportedly said that he asked Moriarty to "take a crack at" continuing the Lies story. "I’ll be very curious to see what she comes up with," he said, per TV Line.
As for executive producer and director Jean-Marc Vallée's earlier on-the-record comment that "There's no reason to make a season 2," Bloys reportedly said, "Nicole and Reese can be very persuasive."
"First we have to see the material and see if it’s worth everyone’s time. And if it is, [we’ll have a] conversation about directors."