Second season of 'Big Little Lies' could be coming soon

Alicia Farmer
November 10, 2017

In fact, the HBO series' fate is nearly entirely sealed since TV Line is reporting that the production for Season 2 will possibly kick off in the spring of 2018.

While initially designed as a mini-series adaptation, it has always been speculated that broadcaster HBO were eager to reunite the cast and crew for a sequel.

According to, HBO is eyeing an Autumn 2018 production start for the blockbuster show, which snagged eight Emmy statues in September, including for Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Nicole Kidman.

And now, months after Witherspoon said that the cast was "optimistic there might be more", she's now cleared her schedule by dropping out of Pale Blue Dot, an upcoming sci-fi film by Noah Hawley (FX's Fargo), which Witherspoon had been attached to as both a star and a producer since 2015. "It's just a lot of logistical things", he told TVLine. Production would have overlapped with a potential season two, so Witherspoon stuck with the HBO drama. She wants to make an unnecessary sequel, and she's right to do so, because I will probably watch it! "No decision has been made yet, but we're hopeful..." he said.

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Without Vallée in the director's seat, TVLine revealed that the series is looking to find a woman to direct the second season.

Meanwhile, there are also some reports suggesting that "Big Little Lies" Season 1 director, Jean-Marc Valle, will no longer return to Season 2.

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