This post contains spoilers from Big Little Lies: Season 1.
Big Little Lies was supposed to stay dead. When the star-studded chronicle of wine-sipping, murder-plotting Monterey, California life was first released in February of 2017, it was billed as a limited series in the high-profile mold of previous HBO literary adaptations like Olive Kitteridge, Mildred Pierce, or Empire Falls. The cast of A-list movie stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley would turn Liane Moriarty's best-seller, pick up a bunch of trophies at awards shows, and then they'd call it quits. No second book, no Season 2.
But after the finale, which ended with a hint of intrigue to follow, there was speculation -- or, more accurately, feverish demand! -- for a follow-up. Even with much of the plot wrapped up, it was clear that fans and critics could not get enough of not just these characters but the larger world of beachfront jogs and Avenue Q productions they inhabited. So, it wasn't shocking when a second season was announced in December of last year. What was shocking is that not only will the lies get bigger, but so would the Season 2 talent. Pour yourself a cabernet and uncover more secrets about the upcoming second season below.