By Emma Dibdin published
Season two of Big Little Lies is looking more and more likely. After the finale aired, producer and star Reese Witherspoon confirmed that a second season was being discussed with Liane Moriarty, the author of the original 2014 novel. Now Moriarty has shared more details on her plans for the future.
"I have started to think about ways this could continue," Moriarty told The Sydney Morning Herald. "The producers have asked me to see if I can come up with some ideas. I wouldn't write a new book but perhaps a new story and then we'll see what happens…there's definitely places you can go."
For starters, Moriarty would want to bring in "more of Bonnie's story from the book." After Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) pushes Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) to his death, the book goes on to reveal that she had an abusive father, and was triggered by seeing Perry's violence towards his wife Celeste (Nicole Kidman), none of which is mentioned in the show. Moriarty was initially disappointed that Bonnie's backstory had been left out, but notes that the show's more unresolved ending "leaves open the possibility of season two."
Celeste's grieving process in the wake of Perry's death would also be a focal point. "When you've been through a relationship like that, how do you feel now? How would she feel? She's grieving. She's still grieving for the end of a terrible relationship and I think that would be a really interesting thing to explore."
Given how beautifully Big Little Lies ended, we were on the fence about the possibility of more—but dammit, this is all sounding pretty intriguing.
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Emma Dibdin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles who writes about culture, mental health, and true crime. She loves owls, hates cilantro, and can find the queer subtext in literally anything.
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