What about the kids?
Another less reported on piece of the puzzle: Will Ziggy be back? Young actor Iain Armitage played the precocious young son of Woodley's Jane Chapman, but since the show aired he's been starring as the titular Sheldon on CBS's hit sitcom Young Sheldon. Once you have that Young Sheldon money, do you still return to HBO? Will Ziggy suddenly have an even bigger role in Season 2 to accommodate Young Sheldon's rising star? A bigger trailer perhaps?
It turns out, that worrying was for nothing. Armitage's deal was announced on February 28, along with casting news about James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling, who played Madeline's ex-husband Nathan Carlson and Renata's husband Gordon Klein, respectively. The announcement came with some vague hints of what's to come for each character: Carlson will be dealing with "a complicated turn of events in his marriage and with his eldest daughter Abby," Klein will confront "the consequences of a big mistake," and Ziggy will "start second grade" and "continue to be the light of Jane's life." Not the most thrilling plot for young Ziggy, but we'll see!
The rest of the kids, who memorably danced their way through the opening title sequence, don't necessarily have their own sitcoms yet, but they're all pretty busy. Kathryn Newton, who played Madeline's older daughter, had small roles in 2017 Oscar hopefuls like Lady Bird and Three Billboards. 10-year-old Ivy George, who played Renata's daughter Amabella, had a part in the big Twin Peaks revival last year. Presumably, they'll all want to re-join the Big Little Lies world, but, if not, this wouldn't be the first time some kids were recast.