Laura Dern Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley in Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies season 2 is officially moving forward. The show, based on Liane Moriarty’s 2014 novel of the same name, was a breakout hit last spring, winning eight Emmy awards and amassing widespread critical acclaim. It was particularly praised for its addictive, twist-filled story line, sweeping visuals, and high grade cast, which drew powerhouse stars like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Dern away from film and onto TV.

Though initially billed as a mini-series, the overwhelmingly positive response quickly sparked discussions of a potential season 2. However, since its first seven episodes had covered the full narrative of her book, Moriarty was asked to ...

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