The finale of HBO’s hit limited series Big Little Lies shocked and satisfied. After holding back the who, what, where, when, and why surrounding Monterey's biggest murder, all was revealed. But the ending also left us wondering: will there be a second season? The final beat of the series, a major change from author Liane Moriarty's original 2014 novel, suggests the possibility.
Showrunner David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal) has said many times that this is a one-time series just as the book is a stand-alone story. Director Jean-Marc Vallee insists there’s no way Season 2 is going to happen. Still, the actresses who made Big Little Lies shine aren't shutting the idea down.
"There’s certainly nothing [about Season 2] now, nothing that’s solid or anything," Kidman told TVLine in a post-finale interview. "There are so many moving parts to this series that would be impossible not to have again … I think if there was something compelling and extraordinary that they could come up with, then would we want to go and embody these women again? That would be a beautiful prospect."